Desquamation usually is a sign that the skin is turning over faster and does not have time to convert the upper layers of skin to fine desquamation. It commonly occurs after a drug rash or viral syndrome.

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Hypervitaminosis A

Peeling Skin Syndrome

Diffuse scaling of the palms may occur after a wide variety of diffuse rashes (here after a flare of dissecting cellulitis of the scalp).
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Desquamation after a drug eruption.
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Mercury Poisoning


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