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Granulomatous slack skin disease

Prevalence estimates on Rare Medical Network websites are calculated based on data available from numerous sources, including US and European government statistics, the NIH, Orphanet, and published epidemiologic studies. Rare disease population data is recognized to be highly variable, and based on a wide variety of source data and methodologies, so the prevalence data on this site should be assumed to be estimated and cannot be considered to be absolutely correct.

<1 / 1 000 000

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Age of onset






Autosomal dominant A pathogenic variant in only one gene copy in each cell is sufficient to cause an autosomal dominant disease.


Autosomal recessive Pathogenic variants in both copies of each gene of the chromosome are needed to cause an autosomal recessive disease and observe the mutant phenotype.


dominant X-linked dominant inheritance, sometimes referred to as X-linked dominance, is a mode of genetic inheritance by which a dominant gene is carried on the X chromosome.


recessive Pathogenic variants in both copies of a gene on the X chromosome cause an X-linked recessive disorder.


Mitochondrial or multigenic Mitochondrial genetic disorders can be caused by changes (mutations) in either the mitochondrial DNA or nuclear DNA that lead to dysfunction of the mitochondria and inadequate production of energy.


Multigenic or multifactor Inheritance involving many factors, of which at least one is genetic but none is of overwhelming importance, as in the causation of a disease by multiple genetic and environmental factors.


Not applicable


Other names (AKA)

Granulomatous slack skin


Blood Diseases; Rare Cancers; Skin Diseases


Granulomatous slack skin disease (GSS) is a very rare cutaneous disorder and less than 50 cases have been reported so far. The cause of this condition is unknown but it is often associated with mycosis fungiodes and other lymphoproliferative disorders such as Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Signs and symptoms include loose hanging skin and fine wrinkling of the skin or papules. These symptoms are most often located in the axilla, groin and stomach. There is no specific treatment regimen for GSS. Treatment options are based on the recommendations for cutaneous Tcell lymphoma and include topical steroids, surgical remvoval of skin folds, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.[1]


This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.

Medical Terms Other Names
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30%-79% of people have these symptoms
Hodgkin lymphoma
Redundant skin
Loose redundant skin
Redundant skin folds
Sagging, redundant skin

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Stiff skin
5%-29% of people have these symptoms
Abnormality of the lymph nodes
Abnormal lymph node histology
Acute kidney injury
High blood calcium levels
Increased calcium in blood

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Too much calcium deposited in kidneys

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These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.

In-Depth Information

  • The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
  • Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Granulomatous slack skin disease. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.


  1. Granulomatous slack skin. Orphanet. June 2009; https://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=en&Expert=33111. Accessed 1/24/2013.