S1 guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of ichthyoses - update

Vinzenz Oji, Marie-luise Preil, Barbara Kleinow, Geske Wehr, Judith Fischer, Hans Christian Hennies, Ingrid Hausser, Dirk Breitkreutz, Karin Aufenvenne, Karola Stieler, Illiana Tantcheva-poór, Stefan Weidinger, Steffen Emmert, Henning Hamm, Ana Maria Perusquia-ortiz, Irina Zaraeva, Anja Diem, Kathrin Giehl, Regina Fölster-holst, Kirstin KiekbuschPeter Höger, Hagen Ott, Heiko Traupe

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Ichthyoses are a group of rare genetic skin disorders that pose numerous clinical challenges, in particular with respect to the correct diagnosis and appropriate management. The present update of the German ichthyosis guidelines addresses recent diagnostic advances that have resulted in the Sorèze consensus classification. In this context, we provide an updated diagnostic algorithm, taking into account clinical features as well as the molecular genetic basis of these disorders. Moreover, we highlight current therapeutic approaches such as psychosocial support, balneotherapy, mechanical scale removal, topical therapy, and systemic retinoid therapy. General aspects such as the indication for physical therapy, ergotherapy, or genetic counseling are also discussed. The present update was consented by an interdisciplinary consensus conference that included dermatologists, pediatricians, human geneticists, and natural scientists as well as representatives of the German patient support organization Selbsthilfe Ichthyose e. V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1053-1065
Number of pages13
JournalJDDG - Journal of the German Society of Dermatology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes


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