The Effectiveness of Physical Therapy in Improving the Symptoms in a Child with Netherton Syndrome


  • Marinela Rață "Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacău, 157 Marasesti, 600115, Romania
  • Adina Camelia Şlicaru "Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacău, 157 Marasesti, 600115, Romania



ichthyosis, physical therapy, musculoskeletal system, psychomotor development.


The Netherton syndrome, also called ichthyosis, is a rare disease, one case in a million, manifested through tegument modifications of various degrees, and which can affect other tissue also. According to the form of the disease, it can influence tissue such as the hair, the nervous system, causing physical and mental retardation, and also metabolic acidic disorders. This paper aims to prove the effectiveness of the physical therapy means and methods applied to improve the symptoms of this disease, and to increase the child's functionality. At the end of the physical therapy intervention, which was applied two times per week for one year, an improvement of the tegument quality was observed, with also a reduction of the desquamated areas and an increase in the patient's functionality.


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