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Flaky paint dermatosis

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Disease or Syndrome
Synonym: Flaky paint skin appearance
HPO: HP:0032178


A dermatosis characterized by generalized shiny, enamel-like, hyperpigmented scales in an irregular pattern. The scales may peel or desquamate, rather like old, sun-baked blistered paint, often with areas of underlying hypopigmentation. This has led to the terms peeling paint or flaky paint dermatosis (See the Figure in PMID:24285001). [from HPO]

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CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVFlaky paint dermatosis

Recent clinical studies


Maltos AL, Portari GV, Moraes GV, Monteiro MC, Vannucchi H, da Cunha DF
Nutrition 2015 Jun;31(6):890-2. Epub 2014 Dec 31 doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2014.12.023. PMID: 25933499


Vijayasankar P, Karthikeyan K
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2021 Oct 4;106(1):3. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.21-0487. PMID: 34607303Free PMC Article
Cox JA, Beachkofsky T, Dominguez A
JAMA Dermatol 2014 Jan;150(1):85-6. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.5520. PMID: 24285001
Latham MC
Semin Dermatol 1991 Dec;10(4):270-2. PMID: 1764353

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