is ICHTHYOSIS ?
is a hereditary disease. The skin has no, or bad liquid regulation.
The skin becomes very dry and losing much moist.
The skin around the body is very tight and losing its elasticity, which can become very painful.
Patients whit this thick horn layer are perspiring badly and their body could become overheated.
The skin looks a bit like the skin of someone with serious burns, though the disease isn't infectious.
The word Ichthyoses has been distracted from the Greek word " Ichthus "
meaning " Fish “. The disease is often know as " fish scale-skin " disease.
So far, no a curative solution has been found for this hereditary skin disease.
||From Cell to DNA
Each person's body is built from cells.
Every cell has a core that consist of
||A chromosome has been built from DNA.|
is a dominant disorder and what
is a recessive disorder?
disorders are the result of an error in one gene from a couple of genes.
Generally, the patient inherits the disease from one of his parents.
New genetic faults (mutations) occur as well.
In that case none of the parents have the disorder, the genetic fault originates from the child.
There’s a 50% risk the child could pass on the disease to the next generation.
disorders are the result of an error in both genes from a couple of genes.
These disorders only pass on if both the father and the mother do own the divergent gene.
There’s a 25% risk that these parents could pass on the disease to their child.
with questions concerning genetics can contact one
of the 8 centers of genetics connected to the academic hospitals.
(costs are covered by the health insurance)
Centrum Medische Genetica
Centrum voor Menselijke Erfelijkheid
Dienst Medische Genetica
De Pintelaan 185
Libre de Bruxelles
Catholique de Louvain
Unité de Génétique
de Pathologie et de
Main office : Ichthyosis Belgium n.p.a
Chairman : Devidts Jean
B-2640 MORTSEL BELGIUM
(between 07:00 and 09:00 PM)