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5 Facts you should know about

Acral peeling skin syndrome

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1

A genetic skin disorder

characterized by painless peeling of the top layer of skin.

2

The peeling is usually present from birth,

but can appear later in childhood or early adulthood.

3

Acral peeling skin syndrome can be caused

by mutations in the TGM5 gene recessive pattern.

4

Skin peeling is made worse

by exposure to heat, humidity and other forms of moisture, and friction.

5

There is no cure for acral peeling skin syndrome.

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