Erythema palmare et plantar symptomaticum L53.8

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Acquired palmoplantar erythema; Liver Hands; Manual redemption; Palmarerythem; palmar erythema; Palmar erythema; Palmarerytheme; Palm erythema; Plantaryterytheme; symptomatic palmarerythema

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Acquired permanent erythema on palms, especially the ball of the thumb, the ball of the little finger, the bending surfaces of the end phalanges.

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Frequently in chronic liver diseases (red liver palms), chronic polyarthritis (rheumatoid arthritis), carcinomas, systemic lupus erythematosus, diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism, Crohn's disease (see below: enteritis regionalis skin changes), vegetative dystonia (nicotine abuse) and in pregnancy.

A very rare and little-noticed clinical picture is the erythema palmare et planttare hereditarium (also called"Lane's red palms"), an autosomal dominant inherited palmoplantar rythema without further symptoms.

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No causal therapy known. Treatment of the respective underlying disease.

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  1. Kluger N et al (2010) Erythema palmare hereditarium (Lane's red palms): a forgotten entity? J Am Acad Dermatol 63:e46
  2. Langenauer J (2014) Erythema Palmare Hereditarium ('Red Palms', 'Lane's Disease'). Case Rep Dermatol 6:245-247


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Last updated on: 29.10.2020