Keratolytic Winter Erythema


Keratolytic winter erythema is a rare epidermal disease, characterized by recurrent centrifugal palmoplantar peeling and erythema presenting seasonal variation (cold weather). Skin lesions may spread to the dorsum of hands and feet and to the interdigital spaces. Lower legs, knees and thighs may also be involved. Episodes may be preceded by itch and hyperhidrosis. Skin biopsy reveals an epidermal spongiosis with clefting in the stratum corneum, followed by regrowth. Keratolytic winter erythema follows an autosomal dominant mode of transmission.

Clinical Features

Phenotypes and symptoms related to Keratolytic Winter Erythema

  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Hyperkeratosis
  • Erythema
  • Pruritus
  • Abnormal blistering of the skin
  • Epidermal acanthosis
  • Inflammatory abnormality of the skin
  • Pustule
  • Palmoplantar erythema

Incidence and onset information

Not enough data available about incidence and published cases.
No data available about the known clinical features onset.

Alternative names

Keratolytic Winter Erythema Is also known as oudtshoorn disease, oudtshoorn skin disease, erythrokeratolysis hiemalis.

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