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Keratosis Punctata

Keratosis Punctata Abstract To the Editor.— "Keratosis Punctata of the Palmar Creases," by Weiss and Rasmussen in the Archives (1980;116:669-671), presents an interesting but often described entity (as those authors, too, have emphasized).1 In 1970, Smith and Jetton2 reviewed 125 consecutive outpatients at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. They found 47 patients who had punctate lesions of the palms, 29 had only creases involved and 11 had involvement outside of the creases as well. Seven had keratoses, but not in the creases at all. The lesions were mostly bilateral. Here, too, there was no history of arsenic ingestion and no demonstrable history of keratoses in the family. When they combined those patients who had keratoses and those with discrete pits in the palmar creases, the authors found an astounding incidence of these characteristics in 69% of black patients and 42% of white patients. These authors also established a statistically significant association References 1. Arnold H: Hyperkeratosis penetrans: Report of a case of a probable variant of Kyrle's disease . Arch Dermatol 1947;55:633-638. 2. Smith E, Jetton R: Punctate pits and keratoses of the palmar creases . South Med J 1970;63:1291-1293.Crossref 3. Montgomery R: Porokeratosis plantaris discreta . Cutis 1977;20:711-713. 4. Limmer B: Cryosurgery of porokeratosis plantaris discreta . Arch Dermatol 1979;115:582-583.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Keratosis Punctata

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 117 (2) – Feb 1, 1981

Keratosis Punctata

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— "Keratosis Punctata of the Palmar Creases," by Weiss and Rasmussen in the Archives (1980;116:669-671), presents an interesting but often described entity (as those authors, too, have emphasized).1 In 1970, Smith and Jetton2 reviewed 125 consecutive outpatients at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. They found 47 patients who had punctate lesions of the palms, 29 had only creases involved and 11 had involvement outside of the creases as well. Seven had...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1981 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1981.01650020006010
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— "Keratosis Punctata of the Palmar Creases," by Weiss and Rasmussen in the Archives (1980;116:669-671), presents an interesting but often described entity (as those authors, too, have emphasized).1 In 1970, Smith and Jetton2 reviewed 125 consecutive outpatients at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. They found 47 patients who had punctate lesions of the palms, 29 had only creases involved and 11 had involvement outside of the creases as well. Seven had keratoses, but not in the creases at all. The lesions were mostly bilateral. Here, too, there was no history of arsenic ingestion and no demonstrable history of keratoses in the family. When they combined those patients who had keratoses and those with discrete pits in the palmar creases, the authors found an astounding incidence of these characteristics in 69% of black patients and 42% of white patients. These authors also established a statistically significant association References 1. Arnold H: Hyperkeratosis penetrans: Report of a case of a probable variant of Kyrle's disease . Arch Dermatol 1947;55:633-638. 2. Smith E, Jetton R: Punctate pits and keratoses of the palmar creases . South Med J 1970;63:1291-1293.Crossref 3. Montgomery R: Porokeratosis plantaris discreta . Cutis 1977;20:711-713. 4. Limmer B: Cryosurgery of porokeratosis plantaris discreta . Arch Dermatol 1979;115:582-583.Crossref

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1981

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