Lamellar ichthyosis and chronic-recurrent tinea corporis. Case report and literature review.
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Autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis, which is usually linked to mutations in the TGM1 gene, includes a more frequent lamellar form and a more severe erythrodermic form. At birth, the patient has thickened, shiny skin resembling a collodion membrane; this then detaches and turns into ichthyotic hyperkeratosis. Ichthyotic skin predisposes to fungal infections, sometimes extensive and persistent.
A patient suffering from lamellar ichthyosis who underwent extensive and persistent for 13 years tinea corporis caused by Trichophyton rubrum was presented and a review of the cases present in the literature was performed.