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J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2006 Jul;20(6):729-32.

Stiff skin syndrome.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Second Hospital of Xian Jiaotong University, 157 Xiwu Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China.


Stiff skin syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by pronounced skin induration, mild hypertrichosis and limited joint mobility, predominantly on the buttocks and thighs. Many heterogeneous cases have been reported under the name of stiff skin syndrome. We present a case of stiff skin syndrome from China, the diagnosis based on the patient's typical clinical and histopathological features.

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