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IP International Journal of Ocular Oncology and Oculoplasty

Bilateral ectropion in collodion baby - Three case reports

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Author Details: Ruma Das, Jayanta Kumar Das, Saurabh Deshmukh, Richa Shrivastava, Krati Gupta

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-5016

Print ISSN : 2581-5024

Article First Page : 61

Article End Page : 63


The term ‘Collodion baby’ is used for the new-borns who are born in a parchment like membrane which is shiny, taut, waxy and appears like an extra layer of skin that has a collodion-like quality covering the whole body. It is not a specific diagnosis or disorder but rather a descriptive term. It is found in some forms of congenital ichthyosis. This membrane is shed around 2 weeks from birth. On shedding of membrane dry rough scaly skin like that of fish is visible. Other findings seen in our cases include ectropion and flattening of the nasal bridge. Neonates require careful monitoring and appropriate supportive treatment to decrease morbidity and mortality related to the disorder. We report here three rare cases of collodion baby with congenital ectropion.

Keywords: Collodion baby, Lamellar ichthyosis, Ectropion.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2455-8478.2018.0017