Keratosis palmoplantaris with mutations in plakophilin 1

Last Updated: 2023-07-07

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

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McGrath 1997

Ectodermal dysplasia skin fragility syndrome

Palmoplantar keratosis with mutation in the plakophilin 1 gene.

Autosomal recessive mutation in the plakophilin 1 gene.

Palmplantar hyperkeratosis- sometimes also with rhagades.

Occurrence of blisters and erosions.



Diminished sweat production (hypohidrosis).



Genetic analysis.

Biopsy and direct immunofluorescence to exclude Kindler syndrome.

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