What is it?

Acquired keratoderma is a non-inherited version of palmoplantar keratoderma. It usually occurs as part of an underlying generalized disease of skin condition.
It can be caused by Inflammatory skin conditions, infections, toxins and medications, and circulatory problems.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Keratosis Pilaris

Signs & symptoms

Acquired keratoderma presents with thickening of the skin of the palms and/or soles which may involve vast areas of the limbs or back, or be local.


Treatments to ease the keratoderma symptoms include:
- Emollients
- Keratolytic agents
- Topical and oral retinoids

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