What is the Prognosis of Incontinentia Pigmenti?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Dec 11, 2014
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  • Incontinentia pigmenti affects body systems, especially skin.
  • The condition is common in females.
  • The skin conditions keep evolving through childhood.
  • The neurological difficulties always persist.

What is Incontinentia Pigmenti?

A condition that can affect body systems, especially the skin is known as incontinentia pigmenti. This condition is more common in males than in females.
The condition can be characterized by skin abnormalities that keep evolving throughout the childhood and young adulthood. Infants suffering from the condition have blistering rash at the rash at the time of birth and in early infancy. This rash heals with time and is followed by the development of wart-like skin growths.
During early childhood days, the skin develops grey or brown patches that can occur in a swirled pattern.

Incontinentia Pigmenti Prognosis

How Common is Incontinentia Pigmenti?

Incontinentia pigmenti is a rare condition. So far, between 900 and 1200 individuals have been reported in the scientific literature. Out of these affected people, most people have been females and several dozen have been males.

Incontinentia Pigmenti Prognosis

Prognosis for Incontinentia Pigmenti

The skin abnormalities usually relapse and sometimes disappear completely but, there can be residual neurological difficulties.

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