Indian Journal of Dermatology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 211--213

Circumscribed palmar or plantar hypokeratosis: Report of an Italian case


D Tosi, F Sala, C Crosti 
 Department of Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Dermatological Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano, IRCCS Ca' Granda - Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan via Pace 9, Milan, 20122, Italy

Correspondence Address:
D Tosi
Department of Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Dermatological Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano, IRCCS Ca«SQ» Granda - Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan via Pace 9, Milan, 20122
Italy

Circumscribed palmar or plantar hypokeratosis is a rare benign epidermal malformation of the skin. Clinically it shows asymptomatic, well-circumscribed, and depressed erythema persisting for many years on the palms or soles. Its main histopathologic feature shows a characteristic epidermal depression with an abrupt decrement in the thickness of the stratum corneum, with a sharp stair between normal and involved skin. We describe a case of a 68-year-old woman who presented with an erythematous, asymptomatic, well-circumscribed, depressed patch, on the right thenar eminence which had been present for years.


How to cite this article:
Tosi D, Sala F, Crosti C. Circumscribed palmar or plantar hypokeratosis: Report of an Italian case.Indian J Dermatol 2011;56:211-213


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Tosi D, Sala F, Crosti C. Circumscribed palmar or plantar hypokeratosis: Report of an Italian case. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Oct 30 ];56:211-213
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