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Who can get palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP)?

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Any adult can get palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP), but more women have it than men, and it's most often found in people between the ages of 40 and 60.

As many as 24% of people with PPP also have psoriasis. Psoriasis happens when the skin's life cycle changes and skin cells build up rapidly with thick, silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches.

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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