porcupine skin

ep·i·der·mo·lyt·ic hy·per·ker·a·to·sis

[MIM*144200]
characterized by localized lesions, keratosis palmaris and plantaris, and elevated IgE, associated with hyperkeratosis, hypergranulosis, and reticular degeneration in the upper epidermis; autosomal dominant inheritance, caused by mutation in the epidermolytic palmoplantar keratoderma gene (EPPK) on chromosome 17q. Generalized epidermolytic hyperkeratosis is present in bullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma.
Synonym(s): porcupine skin

porcupine skin

(1) Ichthyosis hystrix of Curth-Macklin, see there.
(2) Ichthyosis hystrix gravior, see there.
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Neither of us could find the bird, but the frustrated springer finally focused his delivery on an alternate, albeit prickly, target; a nearly mummified porcupine skin bearing a full complement of quills.
They were also renowned as skilled hunters, and would do a sideline in hedgehog and porcupine skins, which were used by herbalists in magical rites