Inherited Keratinization Disorders

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Karaduman A.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.45, pp.73-80, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Disorders of keratinization include a variety of diseases characterized by abnormal epidermal differentiation and desquamation. Abnormalities in desquamation and differentiation usually result from abnormal corneocyte shedding or from increased epidermal cell proliferation. Ichthyoses are divided into two groups as syndromic and non-syndromic. This review describes ichthyoses, which are commonly seen among hereditary disorders of keratinization. (Turkderm 2011; 45 Suppl 2: 73-80)