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"Confetti Skin, Beauty Within" is our blog about ichthyosis and its effect on our lives. Rachel and our three boys are affected with the form of ichthyosis called "icthyosis en confetti, type 2".

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Here's our summary of our best and most important posts of 2012.

Life with Harlequin Ichthyosis: The Science Behind Harlequin Ichthyosis

If you type the word “ichthyosis” into your favorite search engine, the first page of results offers up a list of respected medical websites, charities and the long standing forum for families. And it turns out that when people are searching on Google for “ichthyosis”, almost half of the time they are looking for information [...]

Putting skin in the game: Skin biopsies

I’m limping around in (minor) pain today, but not for the usual reasons.

Yesterday morning, I visited my favorite ichthyosis researcher for our sixth skin biopsy session.

For a long time, when I was growing up, I really hated going to the doctor. And I reserved special disdain for new doctors taking a look at [...]