asteatotic eczema

A skin condition (also known as eczema cracquelée), which is characterised by pruritic, dry, cracked and polygonally fissured skin with irregular scaling. Often initially appears on the shins and has a ‘crazy paving’ appearance. Other areas that can be affected are the upper arms, thighs and lower back. Asteatotic eczema can cause soreness and itching and is mostly seen in people over the age of 60.

Last update: 11 June 2013