GALLI-GALLI DISEASE

By Gary M. White, MD


Galli–Galli disease (GGD) is a rare autosomal dominant condition characterized by reticulate pigmentation of the flexures.

Clinical

Reticulate hyperpigmentation of the flexures and reddish-brown hyperkeratotic, scaly papules of the trunk and extremities are characteristic. Onset of the pigmentary changes may occur in the teens or twenties.

Treatment

No treatment has been reliably effective. The erbium:YAG laser was reported effective in one case [AD 2011;147;317].

References

The first report of KRT5 mutation underlying acantholytic Dowling-Degos disease with mottled hypopigmentation in an Indian family. Indian J Dermatol 2014;59:476-80

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