hyperkeratosis lenticularis perstans

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1. hypertrophy of the horny layer of the skin, or any disease characterized by it.
2. hypertrophy of the cornea. adj., adj hyperkeratot´ic.
epidermolytic hyperkeratosis a hereditary autosomal dominant form of ichthyosis, present at birth. Characteristics include generalized redness of the skin and severe hyperkeratosis with small, hard wartlike scales over the entire body, accentuated in areas that flex or bend and sometimes involving the palms and soles. In infancy and childhood, there are recurrent bullae, most often on the lower limbs.
follicular hyperkeratosis a skin condition characterized by excessive development of keratin in hair follicles, resulting in rough, cone-shaped, elevated papules, the openings of which are often closed with a white plug of encrusted sebum. Deficiencies of vitamins A and E, B complex vitamins, and essential fatty acids have all been implicated in the etiology. Called also phrynoderma.
hyperkeratosis lenticula´ris per´stans an autosomal dominant skin disorder, usually occurring in the third or fourth decade of life, characterized by pink, red, or yellow to brown scaly papules on the lower leg and back of the foot, and sometimes on the trunk, thigh, arm, back and palm of the hand, or sole of the foot.
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hy·per·ker·a·to·sis len·tic·u·la'r·is per·'stans

small hyperkeratotic papules on the dorsa of the feet and legs and occasionally elsewhere, with pinpoint keratotic papules of the palms and soles; onset in the third and fourth decades; an autosomal dominant trait.
Synonym(s): Flegel disease
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Flegel’s disease

A dermopathy characterised by asymptomatic hyperkeratotic 1–5-mm papules on the dorsal feet and lower legs. A rare disseminated variant has been reported.
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Heinz, German dermatologist, 1923–.
Flegel disease - small keratotic papules on the dorsa of the feet and legs, and occasionally elsewhere, with pinpoint keratotic papules of the palms and soles. Synonym(s): hyperkeratosis lenticularis perstans
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