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Image Number 836 (Hailey Hailey disease)


Diagnosis: Hailey Hailey disease

Site: Axillae

Sex: F

Age: 55

Type: Clinical

Description: Note the fissures in the skin

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: This lady had a strong family history of this condition. She would periodically flare especially in warm weather, with associated secondary infection. The fissuring is due to the genetic lack of desmosomes which hold the epidermal cells together.

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