John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Peeling skin syndrome Volume 16, issue 3, May-June 2006


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Dept of Dermatology Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey, Department of Pathology, Eylül University, Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey
  • Key words: deciduous skin, keratolysis exfoliativa congenital, peeling skin syndrome
  • Page(s) : 287-9
  • Published in: 2006

Peeling skin syndrome is a rare disease characterized by widespread painless peeling of the skin. To date, several cases have been described with different clinical features called peeling skin syndrome. Previous reports describe two types (type A and type B) of peeling skin syndrome, both of which show generalized desquamation, sparing palms and soles. We report a 23-year old man who has been classified as neither type A nor type B, and whose history, clinical features and histopathological findings led to a diagnosis of peeling skin syndrome. In addition, the desquamation pattern in our patient was different from that of both types because our case’s palms and soles were involved too.