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Keratosis palmoplantaris papulosa

Other Names for this Disease
  • Buschke fischer brauer syndrome
  • Keratoderma, palmoplantar punctate type 1
  • Keratodermia palmoplantaris papulosa, Buschke-Fischer-Brauer type
  • Type I punctate palmoplantar keratoderma
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Tests & Diagnosis

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How is keratosis palmoplantaris papulosa diagnosed?

Features that support the diagnosis of keratosis palmoplantaris papulosa include a positive family history (i.e., other affected family members), the presence of multiple tiny hard rounded bumps of thickened skin on the hands and feet, and certain cell histology (i.e., appearance of skin samples when viewed under a microscope).[1]
Last updated: 3/10/2010

  1. Asadi AK. Type I hereditary punctuate keratoderma. Dermatology Online Journal. 2003;


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