Learn About Peeling Skin Syndrome

What is the definition of Peeling Skin Syndrome?
Peeling skin syndrome (PSS) refers to a group of conditions that causes skin to peel and tear easily. The main symptom is continual peeling of the skin. The peeling skin is usually painless. Additional symptoms may depend on the form of PSS. Some people with PSS have itching, redness, and scarring. The symptoms of PSS can appear anytime from birth to adulthood, but usually occur by childhood. There are two forms of PSS. In the generalized form, skin peeling involves most of the body. The generalized form has two subtypes, noninflammatory and inflammatory. There is an acral form in which skin peeling is limited to the hands and feet. PSS is caused by genetic variants in several different genes and is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance. PSS is diagnosed based on the symptoms. Other more common conditions may need to be excluded.
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What are the alternative names for Peeling Skin Syndrome?
  • Peeling skin syndrome
  • Deciduous skin
  • Familial continuous skin peeling
  • Familial continuous skin peeling syndrome
  • Idiopathic deciduous skin
  • Keratolysis exfoliativa congenita
  • Keratosis exfoliativa congenita
  • PSS
  • Peeling skin disease
  • Skin peeling syndrome
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

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