Peeling Skin Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

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

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.

Resources

Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types
1364 Welsh Road G2
North Wales, PA 19454
Tel: (215)619-0670
Fax: (215)619-0780
Tel: (800)545-3286
Email: info@scalyskin.org
Internet: http://www.scalyskin.org

NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
USA
Tel: (301)495-4484
Fax: (301)718-6366
Tel: (877)226-4267
TDD: (301)565-2966
Email: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info

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
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

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