A Rare Case of Congenital Lamellar Icthyosis and Rickets with Pathological Fractures

International Journal of Research in Health Sciences,2015,3,1,42-45.
Published:January 2015
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Sunil Kumar Mooknoor1, Ravikumar R2, RavikumarNaganoor3

1,3-Postgraduate in Dept of Orthopaedics, JJM Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka, INDIA. 

2-Postgraduate in Dept of Medicine, ESIC MC & PGIMSR, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA. 


Lamellar ichthyosis is an autosomal recessive disorder that is apparent at birth and is present throughout life. Lamellar ichthyosis is rare disease. Many factors are proposed for development of rickets in skin disorders, alterations in epidermal cholesterol metabolism possibly involving vitamin D receptors, increased keratinocyte proliferation and limited sun exposure to prevent sunburn and sunstroke. Here we report a case of five-year-old boy presented with history of multiple fractures involving both upper and right lower limb and ichthyosis.

Pathological fracture