Hyperlinearity in atopic dermatitis
People with atopic dermatitis frequently have thickening of the skin on the palms and soles with an increase in the number of lines in the skin (hyperlinearity). This characteristic is closely associated with genetic predisposition (atopy ).
|Review Date: 10/26/2009|
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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