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January 1970

Keratosis Palmaris et Plantaris Treatment With Topically Applied Vitamin A Acid

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Pennsylvania Hospital and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(1):100-103. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000010102020

A patient with disabling keratosis palmaris et plantaris showed a highly favorable response to topical applications of 0.3% vitamin A acid in petrolatum. Obvious clinical improvement as well as marked symptomatic relief were noted within two weeks. On continued daily usage, these beneficial results have been maintained.

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