Palmoplantar keratoderma

Summary: Palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK) is a group of skin conditions characterized by thickening of the skin on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. PPK can also be a feature of various underlying syndromes.[1] In rare ...1

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Causes List: Palmoplantar keratoderma

Some of the causes of the condition may include:2 Causes of Palmoplantar Keratoderma:

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Causes List for Palmoplantar keratoderma

Some possible causes of Palmoplantar keratoderma or similar disorders may include:3

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Types of Palmoplantar keratoderma

Some of the types of this condition may include:4 Types of Palmoplantar keratoderma:

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Diagnosis of Palmoplantar keratoderma

Diagnosis: Diagnosis of palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK) may involve a clinical exam, evaluating the medical and family history, histopathology (viewing tissue from a skin biopsy under a microscope), and genetic testing (if hereditary PPK is suspected). In addition to identifying thickened ...5

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Genetics of Palmoplantar keratoderma

Inheritance: Palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK) can be either acquired during the lifetime (more commonly) or inherited. Acquired PPK may arise due to changes in a person's health or environment.[2] Inherited forms of PPK are caused by genetic mutations that result ...6

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Treatments: Palmoplantar keratoderma

Treatment: Treatment of both hereditary and acquired palmoplantar keratodermas (PPK) is difficult.[1] The goal of treatment is to soften the thickened skin and make it less noticeable.[2] In many cases, treatment only results in short-term improvement and ...7

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Names and Terminology

Related Diseases: The following diseases are related to Palmoplantar keratoderma. If you have a question about any of these diseases, you can contact GARD.

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References

  1. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 8167/ palmoplantar-keratoderma
  2. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  5. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 8167/ palmoplantar-keratoderma
  6. ibid.
  7. ibid.

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