Self-improving collodion baby

What is Self-improving collodion baby?

Self-healing collodion baby (SHCB) is a minor variant of autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis (ARCI; see this term) characterized by the presence of a collodion membrane at birth that heals within the first weeks of life.

Other condition names

  • SHCB
  • SICI
  • Self-healing collodion baby
  • Self-improving congenital ichthyosis

Inheritance type

Autosomal recessive


  • Worldwide: <1 in 1,000 000

Age of Onset

  • Neonatal
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