What is epidermolytic ichthyosis (EI)?

Updated: Aug 23, 2019
  • Author: Brittany G Craiglow, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
  • Print

Epidermolytic ichthyosis (EI), formerly known as epidermolytic hyperkeratosis (EHK) or bullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma (bullous CIE), is a form of congenital ichthyosis. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, with about 50% of cases representing spontaneous mutations. Epidermolytic ichthyosis presents at birth with erythroderma, blisters, and erosions and evolves over time into varying degrees of hyperkeratosis.

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!