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Sneddon-Wilkinson disease

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Chronic recidivating pustulous dermatosis of unknown origin with eruptions usually involving the axillae, groins, abdomen, submammary areas, the flexor aspects of the limbs, and, less commonly, the palms and soles. The course is quite similar to that of dermatitis herpetiformis, but there is rarely itching. Predominantly in women (4: 1); onset after 40 years of age. Seldom in children.


  • J. B. Sneddon, D. S. Wilkinson:
    Subcorneal pustular dermatosis.
    British Journal of Dermatology, Oxford, 1956, 68: 385-394. Dermatose pustuleuse souscornée.
    Bulletin de la Société française de dermatologie et de syphiligraphie, Paris, 1957, 4: 226-233. Subcorneal pustular dermatosis.
    British Journal of Dermatology, Oxford, 1979, 100: 61-68.

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