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Peeling Skin Syndrome

Abstract

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NORD is very grateful to Gabriele Richard, MD, FACMG, Chief Medical Officer, GeneDx, Gaithersburg, Maryland, for assistance in the preparation of this report

Synonyms of Peeling Skin Syndrome

  • deciduous skin
  • familial continuous skin peeling
  • skin peeling syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • acral peeling skin syndrome
  • generalized peeling skin syndrome

General Discussion

Peeling skin syndrome is a rare inherited skin disorder characterized by painless, continual, spontaneous skin peeling (exfoliation). Other findings may include blistering and/or reddening of the skin (erythema) and itching (pruritus). Peeling skin syndrome may clinically overlap with Netherton syndrome, which is also an autosomal recessive skin disorder belonging to the group of congenital ichthyoses, with onset in the neonatal period and infancy.

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