Hyperkeratosis – Inherited Hyperkeratosis

Inherited keratosis can be described as a genetically triggered keratosis infection which brings some form of deformity to the skin. Though, mostly people inherit this form of keratosis the hyper-sensitivity of the skin to the sun may also contribute to the infection , likewise the dryness of the skin can also contribute to the condition. Inherited hyperkeratosis in most cases are not diagnosed until after the infection has spread beyond control and most times , skin biopsy will only prove to a small extent the damages that has been caused by the infection since it is hereditary in nature.

There are no specific  symptoms for inherited Hyperkeratosis , and in most cases, symptoms associated with this kind of keratosis are also associated with other forms of keratosis or even skin infections. In most cases, reddish discolouration of the skin which is often accompanied with thickening of the skin layer as well as rashes and the development of sores often accompany inherited hyperkeratosis.

The degree of infection caused by inherited hyperkeratosis may not vary much from individual to individual , in most cases, the symptoms of the disease are familiar among the affected family members. Hyper-pigmentation is another symptom which is common in people who suffer from Inherited Hyperkeratosis. In this case the reddish discolouration may turn black after some time and if left untreated the discoloured region will get more darker. Hyper granulosis is a term used in describing an increased in the granular cells of the epidermis layer of the skin that can result in hyper-pigmentation, the inflammation of this layer will result in the skin changing colour and that can further result in damages.

The mutation of the keratin genes in people who suffer from Inherited hyper-pigmentation is the main cause of this type of keratosis infection. In most cases, Inherited hyper-pigmentation may not be treated by topical or many of the common treatment therapies, they often disappear naturally after sometimes. In most cases, the underlying symptoms of inherited hyper-keratosis are often treated and such symptoms includes, skin rashes, skin burns, and discolourations. The treatment of the symptoms are performed with the hope that the infection will naturally disappear after some time.

Inherited Hyperkeratosis has the same symptoms associated with other forms of keratosis, this is why there should be proper diagnosis of the infection before any common therapy is offered to the patient.