Ann Dermatol.  1997 Jul;9(3):211-214. 10.5021/ad.1997.9.3.211.

A Sporadic Case of Ichthyosis Bullosa of Siemens

Abstract

Few cases of ichthyosis bullosa of Siemens(IBS) have been reported since 1939, as a distinct entity from bullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma(BCIE). IBS can be differentiated from BCIE by the absence of congenital erythroderma and a different distribution of involved skin area. It's characteristic features include blistering, superficial erosion or moulting of the outer skin. Histological features are tonofilaments aggregation confined to the granular and upper spinous layer of the epidermis. However, in BCIE these findings are present in the whole suprabasal compartment. The original reports of Siemens and cases from other authors showed an autosomal dominant inheritance. Our patient developed IBS sporadically without a familial background.

Keyword

Ichthyosis bullosa of Siemens(IBS) Bullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma(BCIE) sporadic

MeSH Terms

Blister
Dermatitis, Exfoliative
Epidermis
Humans
Ichthyosis Bullosa of Siemens*
Ichthyosis*
Intermediate Filaments
Molting
Skin
Wills
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