Tight, shiny membrane encases newborn’s skinAfter a cesarean delivery at 30 weeks, a 1430-gram premature female neonate was noted to have generalized thick, dark brown scale forming a tight membrane over her entire skin surface. Her mother was a healthy 19-year-old gravida 1 with normal prenatal screening ultrasound and laboratory studies. Family history did not reveal any congenital malformations or genetic disorders.
FDA grants orphan drug status for congenital ichthyosis treatmentThe Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to Galderma’s trifarotene molecule for the treatment of congenital ichthyosis.