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Is there any treatment for incontinentia pigmenti (IP)?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The skin abnormalities of incontinentia pigmenti (IP) usually disappear by adolescence or adulthood without treatment. Diminished vision may be treated with corrective lenses, medication, or, in severe cases, surgery. A specialist may treat dental problems. Neurological symptoms such as seizures, muscle spasms, and mild paralysis may be controlled with medication and/or medical devices and with the advice of a neurologist.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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