Jefferson University Hospitals

Generalized Exfoliative Dermatitis

Exfoliative (peeled or shed) dermatitis is an inflammatory skin disorder and is a rare complication of severe atopic dermatitis. Lesions can cover most of the skin's surface, and severe cases may be life-threatening.

Since the symptoms of generalized exfoliative dermatitis may resemble other skin conditions, it is important that you have an experienced dermatologist give you an expert diagnosis. Because of its severity, the medical team of Jefferson's Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology may need to admit you to the Hospital to provide the level of care you need, which may include admission to our intensive care burn unit.

Physicians of the Department treat all types of skin disorders in adults as well as in children in a recently expanded pediatric dermatology section. Specially trained physicians utilize advanced conventional, Mohs and laser surgical techniques to provide patients with the most flexible options for effective treatment of a wide range of skin conditions and for removal of skin lesions.