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WHAT IS EXFOLIATIVE KERATOLYSIS?
It is a common skin condition where patients present with localised peeling of skin from palms and soles.
Other medical terms used to describe it are- dyshidrosis lamellosa sicca and focal palmar peeling.
It is more commonly found in:
Most of the cases resolve gradually on their own but a few cases may present with deep cracks and bleeding.
The first sign is one or more thin layered blisters on the fingers of palms or soles.
These blisters then burst to leave many scales along with a red, round and tender peeled area. These peeled areas later become dry and cracked.
These lesions are not generally itchy.