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An autosomal-recessive congenital skin disease characterized by a congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma, growth and mental retardation, progeria-like facies, and brittle hair.
Trichothiodystrophy, also known as IBIDS syndrome, photosynthetic trichthiodystrophy, trichothiodystrophy with congenital ichthyosis, Tay syndrome or sulfur-deficient brittle hair syndrome, was first described by Tay in 1971. It is an autosomal recessive congenital skin disease characterized by a congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma, growth and mental retardation, progeria-like faces, and brittle hair. The association of ichthyosis, brittle hair, intellectual impairment, decreased fertility, and short stature has been given the acronym IBIDS syndrome. In some cases, it can be diagnosed prenatally. It is associated with ERCC2 and ERCC3.
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