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Related to keratodermia: keratoderma blennorrhagica
hypertrophy of the horny layer of the skin.
keratoderma blennorrha´gicum a cutaneous manifestation of reiter's disease, most often involving the palms, soles, toes, and glans penis, and characterized by development of thick keratotic coverings; the lesions resemble those of pustular psoriasis. The disorder was formerly thought to be associated with gonorrhea.
keratoderma climacte´ricum an acquired form of keratoderma that affects the palms of the hands and soles of the feet; it occurs in women about the time of menopause and may be associated with fissuring of the thickened patches.
palmoplantar keratoderma a group of mostly inherited disorders characterized by the excessive formation of keratin, localized or diffuse, on the palms and soles, sometimes with painful lesions resulting from fissuring of the skin; it may occur alone or may accompany or be part of another disease.
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keratoderma, keratodermia (kĕe″ăt-ō-dĕr′mă) (-dĕr′mē-ă) [ kerato- + derma]
A disease, localized or disseminated, of the horny layer of the skin.
Prominent hyperkeratotic scaling lesions of the palms, soles, and penis; around the nails; and occasionally in other areas. This condition is associated with Reiter syndrome.
Hyperkeratosis of the palms and soles of women, which may occur during menopause.
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keratodermiaThickening of the horny outer layer of the skin. This sometimes occurs in a patchy manner symmetrically on the palms and soles. Keratodermia may be a feature of the MENOPAUSE, or may occur in REACTIVE ARTHRITIS. In many cases the cause is obscure.
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