Hyperkeratotic Dermatitis of the Palms

  • Jacob P. ThyssenEmail author
  • Torkil Menné
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Hyperkeratotic hand eczema is uncommon.

It is characterized by volar, often bilateral, and symmetric hyperkeratosis of the skin.

It is typically located centrally or proximally in the palms.

The hyperkeratotic skin tends to crack which may result in painful fissures.

First-line treatment options include topical corticosteroids, photochemotherapy, and retinoids.

Oral alitretinoin treatment represents an effective but expensive therapeutic option.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and AllergyHerlev-Gentofte University HospitalHellerupDenmark

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