" Harlequin-type ichthyosis (also harlequin ichthyosis, ichthyosis congenita, or keratosis diffusa fetalis), a skin disease, is the most severe form of congenital ichthyosis, characterized by a thickening of the keratin layer in fetal human skin. In sufferers of the disease, the skin contains massive, diamond-shaped scales, and tends to give off a reddish color. In addition, the eyes, ears, mouth, and other appendages may be abnormally contracted. The scaly keratin greatly limits the child's movement. Because the skin is cracked where normal skin would fold, it is easily pregnable by bacteria and other contaminants, resulting in serious risk of fatal infection. Sufferers are known as harlequin fetuses, harlequin babies, or harlequins. The harlequin-type designation comes from both the baby's apparent facial expression and the diamond-shape of the scales (resembling the costume of Arlecchino), which are caused by severe hyperkeratosis. The disease can be diagnosed in the uterus by way of fetal skin biopsy or by morphologic analysis of amniotic fluid cells obtained by amniocentesis. In addition, doctors can now usually recognize common features of the disease through ultrasound, and follow up with 3D ultrasound can diagnose the condition" I'd tap that...
O_O theres a sign of intelligence in the spam forum! Destroy it! This is a code red!
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
There are some things you just don't joke about. Don't be a jackass.
There is nothing I don't joke about.
Yes yes, I've seen it before. I don't see how copy pasting is intelligent.
Adeptus Moderatus We purge with chain and bolter
22nd May 2005
I don't think they can survive for longer than a few years.
thats not funny...
and the reason for posting this was?