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The following summary is from Orphanet, a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs.
Orpha Number: 454
A rare epidermal disease characterized by rough, dry skin with prominent, plate-like scaling. It is non-hereditary and usually arises during adulthood in the context of a variety of diseases or conditions, like various types of cancer, autoimmune diseases, endocrine disorders, nutritional deficiencies, but also as a side effect of certain medications. Severity depends on the underlying disease or condition.
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Source: GARD Last updated on 05-01-20
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