20-Year-Old Woman Diagnosed With Darier's Skin Disease

by Bidita Debnath on Nov 27 2017 11:03 PM

20-Year-Old Woman Diagnosed With Darier
Uttar Pradesh has reported the first case of Darier’s skin disease, officials said on Monday. In Darier’s disease the sticky junctions that hold the skin cells together are not made properly, and the skin may become scaly or lumpy or even form blisters.
A 20-year-old woman patient at a Kanpur hospital has been diagnosed as suffering from non-contagious Darier’s skin disease. The young woman’s affliction was diagnosed by the Pathology Department at the Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital in Kanpur.

Doctors at the Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College in Kanpur confirmed the findings. A total of 30 cases of Darier’s disease have been reported in India so far.

Pathology Department head Mahendra Singh said Darier’s was a genetic skin disease showing up in men and women in the age group of 16-30.

Darier’s disease is an autosomal dominant disorder discovered by French dermatologist Ferdinand-Jean Darier. It is characterised by dark crusty patches on the skin, sometimes containing pus.