Incontinentia Pigmenti International Foundation, Inc. - IPIF

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30 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021
212-452-1231 (Voice)
212-452-1406 (FAX)


Incontinentia Pigmenti (IP) is a genetic disease of the skin, hair, teeth and central nervous system. The condition was named because of the way the skin looks under the microscope. "Bloch-Sulzberger Syndrome" is another name commonly used for IP. Other names are: Bloch-Siemens incontinentia pigmenti, melanoblastosis cutis linearis, and pigmented dermatosis, Siemens-Bloch type. Founded in 1995, IPIF is a non-profit organization guided by a Scientific Advisory Council, whose members are acknowledged experts in their fields. IPIF consists of patients, physicians, educators, parents, relatives, and volunteers who are striving to take leadership in supporting research, education, and funding. IPIF is a source of reliable information and support for patients and families in the United States and worldwide. Its mission is to encourage and support research on IP, and to provide family support and education.

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Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016