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.
- Dyshidrotic eczema
- Palmoplantar eczema
- Vesicular eczema of palms and soles
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