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Peeling skin syndrome

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Peeling skin syndrome – a genetic disorder characterized by constant peeling of the skin.

  • the disease appears from birth or in the first year of life
  • lasts a lifetime
  • a very rare disease that, according to available data, affects men and women equally
Peeling skin syndrome
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Peeling skin syndrome
Сlinical symptoms

It occurs most often:

  • constant skin peeling, flaking
  • there is no soreness or unpleasant sensations when peeling the skin
  • the skin is dry
  • the skin may become scaly, reminiscent of fish skin
  • peeling can be triggered by sunburn, sweat, mechanical damage, etc


possible skin changes on the whole body or only on the extremities

  • in the case of a widespread form in the newborn, other immune system and metabolic disorders often appear together, which often results in the patients not surviving
  • in the case of a localized form, the lesions can be of very different degrees, so some affected individuals remain undiagnosed

other related changes:

  • short height
  • disturbed puberty


Patient survey and examination data are very important for diagnosis. However, a skin biopsy is required to confirm the diagnosis, and blood and urine tests can also help.


The Dermatologist tailors a personalized care approach for each individual. This includes broad strategies like safeguarding the skin from harm or irritation.

The treatment may involve a range of hydrating lotions, topical applications that aid in skin renewal, oral medications to support skin health, and occasionally, treatments to manage allergic reactions. 

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