Search for a rare disease

* (*) mandatory field

Other search option(s)

Suggest an update

(*) Required fields.


Only comments seeking to improve the quality and accuracy of information on the Orphanet website are accepted. For all other comments, please send your remarks via contact us. Only comments written in English can be processed.

Orphanet doesn't provide personalised answers. To get in touch with the Orphanet team, please contact

Information provided in your contribution (including your email address) will be stocked in .CSV files that will be sent as an email to Orphanet's teams. These emails might be conserved in the teams' mailboxes, in our backoffice servers but will not be registered in our databases (for more information see our section General Data Protection Regulation and data privacy (GDPR) and Confidentiality).

Captcha image

Generalized peeling skin syndrome

Disease definition

Generalized peeling skin syndrome (PSS) is a form of PSS (see this term) presenting with a generalized distribution. It comprises two sub-types: the non-inflammatory (PSS type A) and the inflammatory (PSS type B) form (see these terms). PSS type A is characterized by generalized white scaling with superficial peeling of the skin, while PSS type B is characterized by superficial patchy peeling of the entire skin with underlying erythroderma, associated with pruritus, and atopy.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Generalized PSS
    • Generalized deciduous skin
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: Q80.8
  • OMIM: 270300  616265
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 12862
  • MedDRA: -

Detailed information


The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. The material is in no way intended to replace professional medical care by a qualified specialist and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or treatment.