Alligator Baby

(1) Collodion baby [MIM 242300]

(2) A nonspecific term for an infant with severe ichthyosis


Antonino, Italian physician, 1872-1950.
Carini syndrome - skin disease of the newborn characterized by fissures and shedding of membrane encasing the body to reveal red skin underneath. Synonym(s): alligator baby; congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma; lamellar desquamation of the newborn; lamellar ichthyosis
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