collodion baby

collodion baby
an infant born encased in a tight membrane resembling collodion or parchment, which is subsequently shed. This usually leaves fissures in the baby's skin and is a primary manifestation of some form of ichthyosis, most often the lamellar type. Occasionally shedding of the membrane leaves relatively normal skin; see lamellar exfoliation of newborn.

Collodion baby, with ectropion and eversion and fissuring of the eyelid margins and lips. A shiny transparent membrane covered the infant at birth; she later developed lamellar ichthyosis.

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