Last Updated: 2019-08-26

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

ICD11: -

Xerosis cutis due to reduced formation of sebaceous gland fats.

Occurrence in:

  • Diseases of atopic origin
  • Higher age
  • Ichthyoses
  • Hypothyreosis
  • Deficiencies (vitamin A, zinc)
  • Drug-induced (e.g.: vitamin A)

Dry skin (dermatoscopic: white scale signal)

Medical history

Clinical picture


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