Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
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.
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.
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 REITER'S SYNDROME. In many cases the cause is obscure.