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Hereditary palmoplantar keratoderma Volume 21, issue 1, Avril 2005

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Palmoplantar keratoderma (PKK) refers to a genetically heterogenous group of skin diseases characterised by hyperkeratosis of the palms and soles. They can be subdivided into three groups: hereditary PPK, genodermatosis with PPK and aquired PPK. Hereditary forms are classified on the basis of the morphology, distribution of the kyperkeratosis (diffuse, focal or punctate), associated symptoms, mode of inheritance and histopathologic findings. We report a review of the principal hereditary PPK.