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Palmoplantar keratosis

Synonym(s)

  • hyperkeratosis of palms and soles
  • keratoderma, palmoplantar
  • keratosis punctata (palmaris et plantaris)
  • palmoplantar keratoderma

Definition(s)

Group of mostly hereditary disorders characterized by thickening of the palms and soles as a result of excessive keratin formation leading to hypertrophy of the stratum corneum (hyperkeratosis).

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 22, 2014