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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.

Rachel’s Misdiagnosis Saga: Lamellar Ichthyosis

As a young child, I was diagnosed with congenital lamellar ichthyosis (now classified as a type of autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis (ARCI)). I dutifully parroted that diagnosis to any adult who asked (and even helpfully spelled it out). When confronted with skepticism that I didn’t exactly match up with others who had lamellar ichthyosis, I [...]

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 [...]