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What is palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP)?

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If you have blisters or cracks on the palms of your hands or soles of your feet you can't explain, see a dermatologist. You may have palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP).

This is an autoimmune disorder, which means your body sends antibodies to fight your own cells.

There's no cure for PPP, but it can be treated and may go away and never return. However, it can come back.

SOURCES:

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Palmoplantar Pustulosis."

British Association of Dermatologists: "Palmoplantar Pustulosis."

Canadian Medical Association: "Palmoplantar pustulosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Psoriasis."

Melwani, P. November 2009. JAMA Dermatology,

National Center for Biotechnology Information: "Rapid Improvement of Palmoplantar Psoriasis after Cessation of Smoking."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Phototherapy."

UpToDate: "Palmoplantar pustulosis: Treatment."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 13, 2018

SOURCES:

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Palmoplantar Pustulosis."

British Association of Dermatologists: "Palmoplantar Pustulosis."

Canadian Medical Association: "Palmoplantar pustulosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Psoriasis."

Melwani, P. November 2009. JAMA Dermatology,

National Center for Biotechnology Information: "Rapid Improvement of Palmoplantar Psoriasis after Cessation of Smoking."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Phototherapy."

UpToDate: "Palmoplantar pustulosis: Treatment."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 13, 2018

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