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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48--50

Parakeratosis pustulosa - a distinct but less familiar disease

Dept. of Dermatology and STD, MAM College and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Deepika Pandhi
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PMID: 17642830

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Parakeratosis pustulosa (PP) is a distinct but less commonly known skin disease, which is frequently seen, in young girls. We describe the clinical and histological features of PP in a 7 month old female baby. Further, it is stressed that unless carefully looked for, this entity may be easily misdiagnosed as chronic paronychia, acrodermatitis of Hallopeau, pustular psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, tinea pedis or dry fissured eczematoid dermatitis and mistreated subsequently.

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