Pompholyx

What is it? Also known as … Dyshidrotic Eczema or Vesicular Eczema of Palms and Soles What is Pompholyx? Pompholyx is an often recurrent and frequently extremely itchy disorder characterised by tiny blisters and bumps on the sides of fingers, toes, palms and soles. What causes it? The cause of pompholyx is unknown. Pompholyx is […]

Palmoplantar Pustulosis (PPP)

What is it? Also known as … Chronic Palmoplantar Pustular Psoriasis, Pustulosis palmaris et plantaris, persistent palmoplantar pustulosisWhat is palmoplantar pustulosis? Palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP) is a chronic pustular condition affecting the palms of the hands and/or soles of the feet. It may occur with psoriasis or without any other skin disease. What causes it? The cause of PPP […]

Pseudofolliculitis Barbae

What is it? Also known as…Razor Bumps, Shave Bumps, Barber’s Itch, Folliculitis Barbae Traumatica What is Pseudofolliculitis Barbae? Pseudofolliculitis Barbae is a chronic inflammation of hair-bearing areas of the skin caused by ingrown hairs that develop after shaving or plucking. This condition is more often seen in individuals with curly hair on the beard area […]

Pruritic Folliculitis of Pregnancy

Also known as … Atopic Eruption of Pregnancy, Eczema in Pregnancy, Prurigo of Pregnancy, Papular Dermatoses of Pregnancy.   Pruritic Folliculitis of Pregnancy is the most common of the pregnancy dermatoses (incidence 1:300-3000).  Affected women may experience dry skin, with rough red patches or itchy bumps affecting any part of the body.  They may or […]

Pseudo-glucagonoma Syndrome

Also known as … Necrolytic migratory erythema (NME), Glucagonoma Syndrome. Necrolytic migratory erythema (NME) is a rare, painful, eroded skin eruption that is highly associated with an underlying glucagonoma (a type of pancreatic tumour). This is why sometimes it is also called “glucagonoma syndrome”. NME usually occurs in mid-age patients. Men and women are affected […]

Pilosebaceous Naevoid Disorder

Also known as … Naevus Comedonicus, Comedonal Naevus and Follicular Keratotic Naevus. Naevus comedonicus is a rare type of epidermal nevus. A benign overgrowth derived from a hair follicle unit. More

Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum

What is it? Also known as … Grönblad–Strandberg Syndrome Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is a progressive systemic disorder resulting from the accumulation of calcium and minerals in the elastic fibres of the connective tissue. Connective tissue provides strength and flexibility to your body structures. PXE can affect the elastic fibres in the skin, as well as […]