Pompholyx

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Abstract

Pompholyx, also called dyshidrosis, is a recurring acute eczematous eruption, composed of discrete, well-visible crops of vesicles situated mostly on the palms and soles, and along the sides of fingers and toes. The term 'dyshidrotic eczema' is a misnomer because the disorder is not related to secretion or excretion of sweat; indeed the evolving lesions show eczematous changes. When pompholyx is not an expression of contact allergy (including nickel in some foods) or an -id reaction to mycotic infections, it should be considered a manifestation of the atopic diathesis. In idiopathic cases no cure is available, but super-potent topical corticosteroids can be helpful.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHarper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology: Third Edition
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781405176958
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 24 2011

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Dyshidrotic Eczema
Sweat
Disease Susceptibility
Toes
Nickel
Fingers
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Hypersensitivity
Food
Infection

Keywords

  • Dyshidrosis
  • Dyshidrotic eczema
  • Palmoplantar eczema
  • Pompholyx
  • Vesicular eczema of palms and soles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Gelmetti, C. M. (2011). Pompholyx. In Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology: Third Edition (Vol. 1, pp. 1-5). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444345384.ch39

Pompholyx. / Gelmetti, Carlo M.

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology: Third Edition. Vol. 1 Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. p. 1-5.

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Gelmetti, CM 2011, Pompholyx. in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology: Third Edition. vol. 1, Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444345384.ch39
Gelmetti CM. Pompholyx. In Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology: Third Edition. Vol. 1. Wiley-Blackwell. 2011. p. 1-5 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444345384.ch39
Gelmetti, Carlo M. / Pompholyx. Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology: Third Edition. Vol. 1 Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. pp. 1-5
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