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April 1984

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Appearing With Prominent Skin Symptoms

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Genoa (Drs Aratari and Rebora), and the Division of Neurology, Laboratory of Neurophysiology, S. Martino Hospital (Dr Regesta), Genoa, Italy.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(4):517-519. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650400099023

• A case of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurred in which the skin manifestations predominated over the neurologic symptoms. The skin changes included cyanosis, anhidrosis, alopecia, nail dystrophy, and episodes of acute necrosis. Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common neuropathy accompanying nerve compression. The results of therapy depend on early diagnosis and the rapid relief from compression. Dermatologists should be well aware of this syndrome, which is almost entirely ignored in the major textbooks of dermatology.

(Arch Dermatol 1984;120:517-519)

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