pitted keratolysis


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keratolysis

 [ker″ah-tol´ĭ-sis]
loosening or separation of the horny layer of the epidermis.
pitted keratolysis (keratolysis planta´re sulca´tum) a tropical disease marked by thickening and deep fissuring of the skin of the soles, occurring during the rainy season.

pit·ted ker·a·tol·y·sis

noninflammatory Gram-positive bacterial infection of the plantar surfaces producing small depressions in the stratum corneum, associated frequently with humidity and hyperhidrosis.

pit·ted ker·a·tol·y·sis

(pit'tĕd ker'ă-tol'i-sis)
Noninflammatory gram-positive bacterial infection of the plantar surfaces producing small depressions in the stratum corneum; associated frequently with humidity and hyperhidrosis.

pitted keratolysis

Hyperkeratotic areas of the soles and palms with erosion and pitting. The etiology is unknown but may involve infection with Corynebacterium or Actinomyces. It occurs mostly in barefooted adults in the tropics.
See also: keratolysis
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Isolation of Kytococcus sedentarius from a case of pitted keratolysis. Ege Tip Dergisi 2005;44:117-8.
Ultrastructure of pitted keratolysis. Int J Dermatol 2000;39:698-709.
Kytococcus sedentarius, the organism associated with pitted keratolysis, produces two keratin-degrading enzymes.
Pitted keratolysis:clinical manifestations in 53 cases.
Pitted keratolysis (keratolysis plantare sulcatum).
Pitted keratolysis. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2005;71:213-5.
Recently, plantar hyperhidrosis and pitted keratolysis have been successfully treated with botulinum toxin injection (Botox).
Pitted keratolysis. Arch Dermatol 1965; 92:151-154.