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June 1980

Keratosis Punctata of the Palmar Creases

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, State University of New York at Buffalo and the Buffalo Children's Hospital. Dr Rasmussen is now with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(6):669-671. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640300057017

• We determined the prevalence of keratosis punctata of the palmar creases in 534 individuals. The group screened included patients, visitors, and staff in clinics and in a private office setting. The seven cases discovered were all found in black patients, representing 3.1% of this racial group. No relationship to arsenical agents, syphilis, or genetic factors could be ascertained by history.

(Arch Dermatol 116:669-671, 1980)