Dermatology Online Journal
Infantile epidermolytic ichthyosis with prominent maternal palmoplantar keratoderma
- Author(s): Austin Smith, Wallace
- Cope, Austin
- Fernandez, Martin
- Parekh, Palak
- et al.
Epidermolytic Ichthyosis (EI) is a rare autosomal dominant genodermatosis. Although an inherited disorder, 50% of cases represent novel mutations. This disorder presents as a bullous disease in newborns progressing to a lifelong ichthyotic skin disorder. Other manifestations include palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK). EI results from mutations in the keratin 1 and keratin 10 genes. Phenotypic variability is seen in affected individuals based on the genotypic mutation. We present a mother and her newborn son with EI and prominent PPK in the mother, which also developed in the child at a few months of age. Genotype analysis was performed on the newborn child who was found to harbor a mutation in the keratin 1 gene. This family demonstrates the phenotypic expression of PPK associated with keratin 1 gene mutations and illustrates the importance of genotype-phenotypecorrelation in this disorder.