Peeling Skin Syndrome
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Peeling skin syndrome is a group of rare inherited skin disorders characterized by painless, continual, spontaneous skin peeling (exfoliation) due to a separation of the outermost layer of the epidermis (stratum corneum) from the underlying layers. Other findings may include blistering and/or reddening of the skin (erythema) and itching (pruritus). Symptoms may be present from birth or appear in early childhood. Based on the extent of skin involvement, two forms of peeling skin syndrome are recognized: a generalized form involving the entire integument, and an acral form involving only the extremities, and mostly hands and feet. Generalized peeling skin syndrome may clinically overlap with Netherton syndrome, which is another autosomal recessive skin disorder belonging to the group of congenital ichthyoses, with onset in the neonatal period and infancy.
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Last Updated: 6/22/2016
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