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Hallopeau's syndrome II

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A chronic form of dermatitis, usually of the hands, and less frequently the feet. Vesicles. bullae, and pustules, often following an injury or paronychia, develop initially on the palmar surfaces of the fingers and spreads to the dorsal areas and palms. Thickening, dystrophy, and furrowing of the nails follow. In the generalized form, patches of various sized may spread to most parts of the body. The disease is caused by bacterial infections, usually by Staphylococcus aureus. It is considered by some writers to be a variant of Niemann-Pick disease.


  • O. S. Ormsby, H. Montgomery:
    Diseases of the skin.
    Philadelphia, Lea and Febiger, 1954, pp 396-399.

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