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Author: Dr Amy Stanway, Dermatology Registrar, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2005.
Punctuate keratodermas result in tiny bumps of thickened skin on the palms and soles and usually appears in late childhood or early adulthood.
Punctate keratodermas are inherited by an autosomal dominant pattern (the abnormal gene is passed on from an affected parent). Some people with filiform keratoderma have no apparent family history of the condition.
There are three different types of punctuate-type keratoderma:
The following treatments soften the thickened skin and make them less noticeable.
These conditions persist for life and may be passed on to the next generation. General health is not affected although the thickened skin can interfere with activity.
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