The Teen Whose Skin Grows Too Fast

published 3 weeks ago by Dr. Frederick B. Covington

What are your OT thoughts on this particular person? Is there any intervention needed? Would you consider social or mental health interventions? Let’s chat… Brief Summation: Elio Figueredo, 13, of Tampa, was born with a genetic disorder that is believed to be a form of ichythosis. This means he makes new skin cells too quickly and loses the protective barrier that keeps moisture in his skin, causing it to constantly peel.

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