Indian Dermatology Online Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30--33

Aquagenic keratoderma. Two new case reports and a new hypothesis


Georgi Tchernev1, Kristina Semkova2, Josť Carlos Cardoso3, J Julian Ananiev4, Uwe Wollina5 
1 Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Saint Kliment Ohridski University, University Hospital Lozenetz, Bulgaria
2 Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Medical University Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
3 Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
4 Department of General and Clinical Pathology, Medical Faculty, Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
5 Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Academic Teaching Hospital, Dresden Friedrichstadt, Dresden, Germany

Correspondence Address:
Uwe Wollina
Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Academic Teaching Hospital, Dresden Friedrichstadt, Dresden, Germany

Aquagenic keratoderma has been described as a transient condition affecting predominantly young females and defined clinically by the appearance of palmar hyper-wrinkling accentuated after immersion in water. We present two new cases with aquagenic palmoplantar acrokeratoderma - a child and a young male. A significant clinical improvement was achieved after topical treatment with aluminum salts. Aquagenic palmar keratoderma may be a clue to cystic fibrosis in adolescents and young adults. We developed a new hypothesis on its pathogenesis.


How to cite this article:
Tchernev G, Semkova K, Cardoso JC, Ananiev J J, Wollina U. Aquagenic keratoderma. Two new case reports and a new hypothesis.Indian Dermatol Online J 2014;5:30-33


How to cite this URL:
Tchernev G, Semkova K, Cardoso JC, Ananiev J J, Wollina U. Aquagenic keratoderma. Two new case reports and a new hypothesis. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Dec 9 ];5:30-33
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