Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fish Skin Disease Evaluation

An evaluation of ichthyosis begins with a history and physical examination.

The diagnosis is usually made during physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with ichthyosis include:

Tests are rarely required. There are no blood tests to diagnose ichthyosis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate ichthyosis include:

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Last Updated: Oct 18, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Fish Skin Disease References
  1. Caceres-Rios H, Tamayo-Sanchez L, Duran-Mckinster C, de la Luz Orozco M, Ruiz-Maldonado R. Keratitis, ichthyosis, and deafness (KID syndrome): review of the literature and proposal of a new terminology. Pediatr Dermatol. 1996 Mar-Apr;13(2):105-13. [9122065]
  2. DiGiovanna JJ, Robinson-Bostom L. Ichthyosis: etiology, diagnosis, and management. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2003;4(2):81-95. [12553849]
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