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Hautarzt. 1994 Nov;45(11):776-9.

[Erythrokeratolysis hiemalis. Erythematosquamous genetic dermatosis with seasonal manifestation].

[Article in German]

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Universit├Ąts-Hautklinik, Heidelberg.


Erythrokeratolysis hiemalis, keratolytic winter erythema or Oudtshoorn skin has been reported from the South African district of Oudtshoorn as a dominantly inherited dermatosis beginning in early childhood, in some cases with circinar scaling erythemas. Seasonal manifestation in winter-time and a characteristic multi-form histology distinguish this dermatosis from other childhood scaling erythemas. We present clinical, histological and preliminary immunohistological data of a 4-year-old girl with the attributes of erythrokeratolysis hiemalis. No ancestors from the endemic region were traced. The lack of further cases in the family is interpreted as indicative of a spontaneous dominant new mutation.

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