Ichthyosis is a dry skin condition. There are two general types:
- Inherited ichthyosis (several forms exist)—dryness and scaling of the skin due to hereditary factors
- Acquired ichthyosis—thickening and scaling of the skin that is not inherited but is associated with certain medical disorders
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