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Dermatology clinic

Peeling of the palmar surface of the fingers

PHILIPPA DICKISON, Gayle Fischer

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Abstract

Test your diagnostic skills in our regular dermatology quiz. What is the cause of the asymptomatic skin peeling affecting this young boy’s fingers?

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Case presentation

A 4-year-old boy presents with his father, who is concerned about asymptomatic peeling of the palmar surface of the tips of several fingers that started approximately one week previously (Figure 1). The boy has no previous medical history or skin pathology. On examination of his feet, peeling is evident on the plantar surface of several toes.

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