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    Incontinentia Pigmenti

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    Synonyms

    • pigmented dermatosis, Siemens-Bloch type
    • IP
    • Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome
    • Bloch-Siemens incontinentia pigmenti melanoblastosis cutis linearis

    Disorder Subdivisions

    • None

    General Discussion

    Incontinentia Pigmenti (IP) is a rare genetic dermatological disorder affecting the skin, hair, teeth, and central nervous system. Progressive skin changes occur in four stages, the first of which appear in early infancy or can be present at birth. IP is an X-linked dominant genetic disorder caused by mutations in the IKBKG gene.

    IP was named based on the appearance of the skin under the microscope.

    Resources

    National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias
    6 Execuitive Drive
    Suite 2
    Fairview Hiights, IL 62208
    Tel: (618)566-2020
    Fax: (618)566-4718
    Email: info@nfed.org
    Internet: http://www.nfed.org

    March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
    1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
    White Plains, NY 10605
    Tel: (914)997-4488
    Fax: (914)997-4763
    Tel: (888)663-4637
    Email: Askus@marchofdimes.com
    Internet: http://www.marchofdimes.com

    Incontinentia Pigmenti International Foundation
    30 East 72nd Street
    Suite 16
    New York, NY 10021
    USA
    Tel: (212)452-1231
    Fax: (212)452-1406
    Email: ipif@ipif.org
    Internet: http://www.ipif.org/

    NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
    Information Clearinghouse
    One AMS Circle
    Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
    USA
    Tel: (301)495-4484
    Fax: (301)718-6366
    Tel: (877)226-4267
    TDD: (301)565-2966
    Email: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
    Internet: http://www.niams.nih.gov/

    Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
    PO Box 8126
    Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
    Tel: (301)251-4925
    Fax: (301)251-4911
    Tel: (888)205-2311
    TDD: (888)205-3223
    Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

    Madisons Foundation
    PO Box 241956
    Los Angeles, CA 90024
    Tel: (310)264-0826
    Fax: (310)264-4766
    Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
    Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

    Ectodermal Dysplasia Society
    Unit 1 Maida Vale Business Centre
    Leckhampton
    Cheltenham
    Gloucestershire
    England, GL53 7ER
    United Kingdom
    Tel: 4401242261332
    Tel: 4407805775703
    Email: diana@ectodermaldysplasia.org
    Internet: http://www.ectodermaldysplasia.org

    For a Complete Report:

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be downloaded free from the NORD website for registered users. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational therapies (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, go to www.rarediseases.org and click on Rare Disease Database under "Rare Disease Information".

    The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians.

    It is possible that the title of this topic is not the name you selected. Please check the Synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and Disorder Subdivision(s) covered by this report

    This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.

    For additional information and assistance about rare disorders, please contact the National Organization for Rare Disorders at P.O. Box 1968, Danbury, CT 06813-1968; phone (203) 744-0100; web site www.rarediseases.org or email orphan@rarediseases.org

    Last Updated: 1/25/2013
    Copyright 1988, 1990, 1999, 2003, 2013 National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
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