Netherton syndrome

What is Netherton syndrome?

Netherton syndrome (NS) is a skin disorder characterized by congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma (CIE), a distinctive hair shaft defect (trichorrhexis invaginata; TI) and atopic manifestations.

Other condition names

  • Bamboo hair syndrome
  • Comèl-Netherton syndrome
  • NS

Inheritance type

Autosomal recessive


  • Europe: 1-9 in 1,000 000

Age of Onset

  • Infancy
  • Neonatal
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