Man identified with a rare skin disease after excessive wrinkling due to water exposure

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Man identified with a rare skin disease after excessive wrinkling due to water exposure

Man identified with a rare skin disease after excessive wrinkling due to water exposure

New Delhi: The skin of a man (20s) reacted with excessive wrinkling with signs of skin thickening and patches of white bumps. After a series of inaccurate diagnoses of chronic eczema, the patient was finally diagnosed with a rare skin disease called aquagenic syringeal acrokeratoderma, or ASA. His case was published in the journal JAMA Dermatology titled “Excessive Wrinkling on the Dorsum of the Hands and Wrists”.

According to the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), aquagenic syringeal acrokeratoderma is a rare skin condition that is characterized by the development of lesions, patches of thick skin and white bums, etc. on the hands. Some common symptoms of this condition are:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Burning sensation
  • Tightening of skin
  • White bumpy pimples
  • Thicker skin

The exact cause of this disease is yet to be discovered but it is believed to be a consequence of genetic mutations. Women and people suffering from cystic fibrosis are said to be at a higher risk of developing ASA. People who carry a gene of cystic fibrosis can also develop this disease.

What is cystic fibrosis?

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Also known as CF, cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening disease that affects the digestive and respiratory system, lungs, and various other parts of the body. It is inherited and progressive in nature. According to Mayo Clinic, “Cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices. These secreted fluids are normally thin and slippery. But in people with CF, a defective gene causes the secretions to become sticky and thick. Instead of acting as lubricants, the secretions plug up tubes, ducts and passageways, especially in the lungs and pancreas.”

Some common symptoms of this condition are:

  • Unhealthy weight
  • Chronic constipation
  • Wheezing
  • Persistent coughing
  • Recurring sinusitis

This condition requires constant care and people who have a family history of cystic fibrosis are recommended to opt for genetic testing.

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Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

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