Peeling Skin Syndrome

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Disorder Subdivisions

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General Discussion

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.

Supporting Organizations

Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types

2616 N Broad Street
Colmar, PA 18915
Tel: (215)997-9400
Fax: (215)997-9403
Tel: (800)545-3286
Email: info@firstskinfoundation.org
Website: http://www.firstskinfoundation.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center

PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Information Clearinghouse
One AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
USA
Tel: (301)495-4484
Fax: (301)718-6366
Tel: (877)226-4267
Email: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
Website: http://www.niams.nih.gov/

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Last Updated:  6/22/2016
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