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Arch Hellen Med, 32(1), January-February 2015, 106-110


Tylosis palmaris et plantaris familiaris in association with Dupuytren's contracture
A case of ectodermal anomaly

E. Pelechas,1 A. Kavvadias,2 P. Karagianni,3 N. Tsigaridas,4 C. Manatou,2 P. Tsapogas2
1Department of Internal Medicine, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, United Kingdom
2Second Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Corfu, Corfu
3Department of Microbiology, University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina
4Department of Cardiology, "Hatzikosta" General Hospital, Ioannina, Greece

A 92-year-old man was admitted to hospital for confusion. Clinical examination revealed hyperkeratotic lesions on the palmar and plantar surfaces, diagnosed as tylosis palmaris et plantaris familiaris (TPEP), and Dupuytren's contracture on his left hand. No other clinical, radiological or paraclinical findings were identified. His father and two brothers had the same hyperkeratotic lesions.

Key words: Dupuytren's contracture, Ectodermal anomaly, Hyperkeratosis.

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