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5 Facts you should know about

Acral peeling skin syndrome

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A genetic skin disorder characterized by painless peeling of the top layer of skin

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The peeling is usually present from birth, but can appear later in childhood or early adulthood

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Acral peeling skin syndrome can be caused by mutations in the TGM5 gene recessive pattern

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Skin peeling is made worse by exposure to heat, humidity and other forms of moisture, and friction

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There is no cure for acral peeling skin syndrome

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