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Striate palmoplantar keratoderma

Disease definition

Striate palmoplantar keratoderma is an isolated, focal, hereditary palmoplantar keratoderma characterized by linear hyperkeratosis along the flexor aspect of the fingers and on palms, as well as focal hyperkeratosis of the plantar skin. Patients present with painful thickening of the skin on palms and soles, with occasional fissuring, blistering and hyperhidrosis. Rarely, hyperkeratosis on other areas may be seen (knees, dorsal aspects of the digits). Histopatologically, widened intercellular spaces between keratinocytes are observed.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Keratosis palmoplantaris striata
    • Keratosis palmoplantaris striata et areata
    • Keratosis palmoplantaris varians of Wachters
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: -
  • ICD-10: Q82.8
  • OMIM: 148700  607654  612908
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -
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