Autosomal recessive ichthyosis with hypotrichosis syndrome: Further delineation of the phenotype

L. Avrahami, S. Maas, M. Pasmanik-Chor, L. Rainshtein, N. Magal, J. H.S. Smitt, J. Van Marle, M. Shohat, Lina Basel-Vanagaite

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Autosomal recessive ichthyosis with hypotrichosis (ARIH) syndrome, which is characterized by congenital ichthyosis, abnormal hair and corneal involvement, has recently been shown in one consanguineous Israeli Arab family to be caused by a mutation in the ST14 gene, which encodes serine protease matriptase. No other families have so far been described since the original report. In this current report we describe a female patient from a second family with ARIH syndrome who carries a homozygous novel mutation, p.M1I. The patient has congenital ichthyosis, light brown, curly, sparse hair, improving with age, and sparse body hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. She does not suffer from photophobia, but has blepharitis. The phenotype of this patient closely resembles that of the affected individuals in the previously reported family, although she does not have tooth abnormalities and the ichthyosis is milder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-53
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Genetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2008


  • Aautosomal recessive
  • Hypotrichosis
  • Ichthyosis
  • Novel mutation


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