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Xeroderma Causes & Risks


Inherited ichthyosis is caused by a genetic defect that is passed from parent to child or that occurs spontaneously.

Acquired ichthyosis is relatively rare but may be caused by any of the following:

Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition. Risk factors for ichthyosis include:

  • Family member with ichthyosis
  • Cold weather
  • Frequent or prolonged bathing, especially in hot water
  • Harsh soaps or detergents
  • Soaps or lotions containing certain scents or perfumes

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