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Peeling Skin Syndrome


Synonyms of Peeling Skin Syndrome
  • Deciduous Skin
  • Familial Continuous Skin Peeling
  • Keratolysis Exfoliativa Congenita
  • Skin Peeling Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Acral Peeling Skin Syndrome


General Discussion
Peeling skin syndrome is an extremely rare inherited disorder characterized by continual, spontaneous skin peeling (exfoliation). Other findings may include reddening of the skin (erythema) and itching (pruritus). At least one group working on this disorder distinguishes between a non-inflammatory form called type A and an inflammatory form known as type B. Type B is associated with congenital erythroderma, a condition in which the skin has an intense red color. There is mounting evidence that the inflammatory type B is a variant of Netherton syndrome.

Based on its occurrence in families in which husband and wife are close relatives, peeling skin syndrome is likely to be transmitted as an autosomal recessive genetic trait.

Organizations related to Peeling Skin Syndrome
  • Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types
    1364 Welsh Road G2
    North Wales PA 19454
    Phone #: 215-619-0670
    800 #: 800-545-3286
    e-mail: info@scalyskin.org
    Home page: http://www.scalyskin.org
  • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
    1 AMS Circle
    Bethesda MD 20892-3675
    Phone #: 301-495-4484
    800 #: 877-226-4267
    e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
    Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info



For a Complete Report

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