The exact cause of acquired ichthyosis is unknown, but there are several risk factors that may increase the likelihood of developing the condition. These include:
• Age: Acquired ichthyosis is more common in adults than in children.
• Gender: Women are more likely to develop acquired ichthyosis than men.
• Certain medical conditions: People with certain medical conditions, such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and kidney disease, may be more likely to develop acquired ichthyosis.
• Certain medications: Certain medications, such as lithium, anticonvulsants, and beta-blockers, may increase the risk of developing acquired ichthyosis.
• Exposure to certain chemicals: Exposure to certain chemicals, such as solvents, may increase the risk of developing acquired ichthyosis