palmoplantar pustular psoriasis


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palmoplantar pustular psoriasis

; PPP chronic inflammatory disorder of palms and soles, presenting as red, scaly, hyperkeratotic areas of skin studded with sterile pustules (initially yellow, fading over time to form dark brown scales); tends to affect middle-aged, cigarette-smoking women who may or may not show other signs of psoriasis; treated with emollients and keratolytics (e.g. 5% salicylic acid ointment, to reduce scaling), vitamin D cream, topical 1% steroid cream, coal tar preparations, dithranol and retinoids