Published: 2019-10-21

Collodion baby-congenital ichthyosis: clinical review

Rahul Choudhary, Garima Sachdeva, Gaurav Katoch, Rakesh Kumar


Collodion baby is a rare form of congenital ichthyosis in which the entire body is covered by a parchment-like membrane. These neonates are at the risk of dehydration, sepsis, electrolyte disturbances, and temperature instability. It is inherited in autosomal recessive manner. We report a case of Collodion baby, born of a consanguineous marriage. Here, we present a short review of this condition and the various methods available for the prenatal diagnosis. A literature search was done using PubMed, Medline, and Google Scholar databases using the mesh terms “Ichthyosis”, “collodion baby”, “collodion membrane”, “Congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma”, and “Lamellar ichthyosis”.


Autosomal recessive, Congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma, Collodion, Ectropion, Ichthyosis, Lamellar ichthyosis Prenatal screening

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