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Blizard Institute - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

The snake skin woman: Extraordinary people


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Professor David Kelsell and Professor Edel O’Toole, who carry out research on the rare and debilitating skin condition harlequin ichthyosis, provided assistance to Channel 5 producers who were following the world's oldest known survivor of the condition, which causes skin to grow ten times faster than normal. In addition to giving advice and support to the producers in the making of the programme, the Blizard Institute is featured at 22 minutes when it hosts an ichthyosis support group meeting.


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