Background: The Harlequin Ichthyosis disorder is a rare genetic condition, due to which infants are born with a thick, yellow and very hard skin. The skin has large, diamond-shaped plates separated by deep fissures, much like a fish's. Therefore, taking from the Greek word ikthys and the Latin word ichthyos, both, meaning fish. The disease has been known since 1750, and was first described in the diary of a cleric from Charleston, South Carolina.
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Bibin Kurian. Harlequin Ichthyosis Disorder. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management. 2016; 4(3): 301-305. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2016.00067.6