Peeling skin syndrome

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Peeling skin syndrome
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Peeling skin syndrome (also known as "acral peeling skin syndrome", "continual peeling skin syndrome", "familial continual skin peeling", "idiopathic deciduous skin", and "keratolysis exfoliativa congenita"[1]) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by lifelong peeling of the stratum corneum, and may be associated with pruritus, short stature, and easily removed anagen hair.[2]:502

The acral form can be associated with TGM5.[3][4]


Only several dozen cases have been reported in the literature, making it rare, but because its symptoms are mild and similar to other disorders it could very well be under-diagnosed.[5]

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  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. pp. Chapter 56. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.
  2. ^ Freedberg, et al. (2003). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-138076-0.
  3. ^ Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) 609796
  4. ^ Cassidy AJ, van Steensel MA, Steijlen PM, et al. (December 2005). "A homozygous missense mutation in TGM5 abolishes epidermal transglutaminase 5 activity and causes acral peeling skin syndrome". Am. J. Hum. Genet. 77 (6): 909–17. doi:10.1086/497707. PMC 1285176. PMID 16380904.
  5. ^ "Acral peeling skin syndrome". Genetics Home Reference. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.

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