For Medical Professionals


Medical Presentations

Quick reference presentations by expert members of our Medical & Scientific Advisory Board.  Topics include; Genetics, EHK, and Eyes and Ears.


Medical Professionals interested in ichthyosis research may be interested in information about FIRST's Research Grant Program (including grant application information) and FIRST's links to recent ichthyosis research and published articles.

National Ichthyosis Registry

Between 1994 and 2005, with the assistance of FIRST and the NIH, over 500 individuals with ichthyosis were enrolled in the National Ichthyosis Registry.  Information in the Registry is available to researchers to advance understanding of the diagnosis, causes, and treatment of the disorders.

Physician Referral Service

FIRST maintains a service which provides referrals to dermatologists for patients with ichthyosis.  Physicians interested in participating in this program should contact FIRST via this link.

Published January 2021 - Consensus recommendations for the use of retinoids in children with ichthyosis

Zaenglein AL, Levy ML, Stefanko NS, Benjamin LT, Bruckner AL, Choate K, Craiglow BG, DiGiovanna JJ, Eichenfield LF, Elias P, Fleckman P, Lawley LP, Lewis RA, Lucky AW, Mathes EF, Milstone LM, Paller AS, Patel SS, Siegel DH, Teng J, Tanumihardjo SA, Thaxton L, Williams ML; PeDRA Use of Retinoids in Ichthyosis Work Group.Zaenglein AL, et al. Pediatr Dermatol. 2020 Nov 10. doi: 10.1111/pde.14408. Online ahead of print.Pediatr Dermatol. 2020. PMID: 33169909

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