Peeling skin syndrome: an investigational dilemma


  • Shefali Saini Department of Dermatology, Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Vidya Kharkar Department of Dermatology, Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India



Acral, Inflammatory, Non-inflammatory, Peeling skin syndrome


Peeling skin syndrome  is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of cornification that starts either at birth or later in childhood, characterized by widespread painless peeling of the skin in superficial sheets. We report the case of a 13-year-old boy who presented with asymptomatic peeling of skin since birth. Sheets of skin were peeling from the neck, trunk and extremities following mild friction or rubbing, with sparing of palms and soles. The case is being reported due to its rarity.


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