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How can I avoid getting lamellar Ichthyosis if it runs in my family?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Lamellar ichthyosis is not a condition that you can take steps to avoid. People who have lamellar ichthyosis inherit the condition from their parents.

Lamellar ichthyosis causes the skin to be red and scaly. It starts in the outer layer of skin. A person with lamellar ichthyosis should be in the care of a dermatologist. 

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