Netherton's syndrome: a syndrome of elevated IgE and characteristic skin and hair findings.

Netherton's syndrome is a rare symptom complex characterized by greatly elevated IgE levels with atopic manifestations, an ichthyotic skin disorder (ichthyosis linearis circumflexa and/or congenital lamellar ichthyosis), and the characteristic hair abnormality trichorrhexis invaginata. It may be confused with atopic dermatitis but does not respond to… CONTINUE READING