A 3-Year Causative Study of Pompholyx
in 120 Patients.
Still, handy hints are always worth passing on, so to pompholyx
, eczema's viciously itchy, blistery sibling.
Patients of hand eczema were classified into morphological types: discoid eczema, pompholyx
, fingertip eczema, dry palmar eczema, ring eczema, gut eczema, apron eczema, recurrent focal palmar peeling, hyperkeratotic palmar and patchy vesiculosquamous eczema.14
Table 3 Age ACD LSC STASIS DISCOID AD POMPHOLYX
PRURIGO Group E E NODULARIS <15 -- -- -- 1 1 1 1 years 15-30 5 -- -- -- -- -- 1 31-45 8 3 2 1 -- -- -- 46-60 10 5 3 2 -- -- -- >60years 2 3 -- -- -- -- -- Total 25 11 5 4 1 1 2 The common eczemas in patients less than 15 years of age were atopic dermatitis, discoid eczema, pompholyx
and prurigo nodularis.
The patients of pompholyx
with positive patch test results can be advised to avoid these allergens.
Polyarthra vulgaris Carlin, 1943 Pompholyx
sulcata Hudson, 1885 Squatinella sp.
Endogenous variety includes atopic seborrheic discoid pompholyx
and hand eczema.
One case each of pompholyx
psoriasis and leprosy reported to us.
Most common presentations were of discoid eczema and pompholyx
. Next in frequency were fingertip and dry palmar type of eczema.
The condition predisposes to or worsens diseases like fungal infections, contact dermatitis, pompholyx
and pitted keratolysis.
Atopic dermatitis has been reported as the most frequent eczema in all studies with variable figures.1-18 Other morphological forms of eczema in descending order were seborrheic dermatitis, pityriasis alba, infective eczema, napkin dermatitis, contact dermatitis, and pompholyx
. All these types have been reported in variable frequencies in the previous studies.1-18 Genetic susceptibility, individual predisposition, and environmental allergens are the major determining factors in eczema.