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#15847 - 05/09/05 11:05 AM Premature
Chelle Offline
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Registered: 10/10/04
Posts: 87
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
I was doing a little recreational research about ichthyosis the other day, and encountered one site that said collodion babies, which most babies with lamellar are, have a tendency to be born premature. I know that I was born a month and a half early, so I was curious to see if this statement holds true for other forum members.

What's the verdict? How many of us were premature and how many were full term?

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#15848 - 05/09/05 04:24 PM Re: Premature
dpatock Offline
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Registered: 01/31/05
Posts: 44
Loc: Sacramento, CA
my daughter was 4 weeks early. collodian baby with lamellar. so count one more for true :-) When she was sent over to the NICU at UC Davis Med Center (we live in Sacramento, CA) we were told that they had only had 2 other cases in last 5 years of ichthyosis. They let us review those files...both of those babies were collodian babies as well...both were premature (if i remember correctly..one was 6 weeks early, one was 4 weeks early)

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#15849 - 05/13/05 11:51 PM Re: Premature
Angel24755 Offline

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Registered: 05/13/05
Posts: 633
Loc: PA
Quote:
Originally posted by Chelle:
I was doing a little recreational research about ichthyosis the other day, and encountered one site that said collodion babies, which most babies with lamellar are, have a tendency to be born premature. I know that I was born a month and a half early, so I was curious to see if this statement holds true for other forum members.

What's the verdict? How many of us were premature and how many were full term?


Hi...
I live in Pittsburgh, PA and just joined this board. Both my 3 year old son and my 1 year old daughter were born with collodion membranes. They were both just a day shy of 38 weeks. With my son, my water broke and I actually went into labor but with my daughter, her placenta was not working right and she was dropping in size (another problem we had with her brother who is 4 but does not have Ichthyosis). She was pulled at a day shy of 38 weeks due to low fluid and a decline in her enviornment inside. I suppose if she would have been fine otherwise, she would have been born later so I suppose that not all babies with the membrane are born premature because neither of mine were.
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#15850 - 05/14/05 01:59 AM Re: Premature
immystique Offline
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Registered: 03/09/05
Posts: 271
Loc: Grand Junction, CO, USA
I was a colloidan baby & my mother said I was born right on the due date! It just took the doctors in my small-town hospital a day or two to realize what I had.
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#15851 - 06/05/05 02:25 PM Re: Premature
Chandra Offline
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Registered: 11/20/00
Posts: 707
Loc: Grants Pass, OR
I was two months early.
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I am female, and was born in 1972 with Lamellar Ichthyosis.

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#15852 - 06/05/05 04:10 PM Re: Premature
Hearsay Offline


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Registered: 01/16/04
Posts: 1449
Loc: Richmond, VA, USA
MIL claims that Brian was premature, but he was only 3 weeks early, so not a true preemie. Nathan was 5 weeks early. Neither had collodion membranes. They have ichthyosis-en-confetti, an EHK variant.
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Jennifer
Ichthyosis-en-Confetti Type 2
Husband, Nathan - 10, Elliot - 7, Oliver - 4, all affected.
I also have an unaffected daughter, age 8.


email: jennifer at confettiskin dot com
facebook - find me on "ichthyosis mommy spot" or "friends of ichthyosis"

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#15853 - 07/08/05 11:18 PM Re: Premature
mommy2will&nik Offline
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Registered: 04/01/05
Posts: 5
Loc: Philadelphia, PA
My son Nikolas has LI and was born 4 weeks early. I don't know if it has anything to do with it or not but I also have ready that many collodian babies are born early.

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#15854 - 07/13/05 09:18 PM Re: Premature
swimmphillips Offline
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Registered: 01/08/05
Posts: 4
Loc: Provo, Utah
My daughter was born with LI and was 7 weeks early. My mother-in-law has LI also, and was born early as well. I think there is something to this! [img]http://www.ichthyosis.com/ubb/smile.gif[/img]

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#15855 - 12/21/05 12:45 AM Re: Premature
twinpapa Offline
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Registered: 09/21/02
Posts: 13
Loc: Cheshire,CT,USA
Our twin boys (one with LI, one not) were born at 36 weeks. I was born 3 months early with no ichthyosis and no apparent brain damage (though the wife may disagree with the that).

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