Moisturizers containing urea, ammonium lactate, or other alpha-hydroxy acids may help. Also, retinoid medications such as tazarotene may be used on the skin (topically).
Gene therapy to correct the genetic defect may be possible in the future.
When the collodian membrane is shed, babies are at risk for infection.
Later in life, eye problems may occur because the eyes cannot close completely.
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