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Acrokeratoelastoidosis of Costa

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Acrokeratoelastoidosis of Costa
Other namesKeratoelastoidosis marginalis[1]
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Autosomal dominant is the inheritance manner for this condition

Acrokeratoelastoidosis of Costa is a familial condition characterized by multiple keratotic papules on the dorsum of the hands and feet, palms, soles, in which electron microscopy shows rarified, abnormal elastic tissue.[2]:993[3]:214

It was characterized in 1953.[4]

Treatments such as liquid nitrogen, salicylic acid, tretinoin, and prednisone have been tried, though with limited success.[5]

See also


  1. Freedberg, et al. (2003). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-138076-0.
  2. James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.

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