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Chapter: Clinical Dermatology: Diagnosis of skin disorders

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Acquired ichthyosis

It is unusual for ichthyosis to appear for the first time in adult life; but if it does, an underlying disease should be suspected.

Acquired ichthyosis

It is unusual for ichthyosis to appear for the first time in adult life; but if it does, an underlying disease should be suspected. The most frequent is Hodgkin’s disease. Other recorded causes include other lymphomas, leprosy, sarcoidosis, malabsorption and a poor diet. The skin may also appear dry in hypothyroidism.

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