Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Home Print this page Email this page Small font size Default font size Increase font size Users Online: 659
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 113-115

Olmsted syndrome in three siblings

Sudhaa Skin Centre, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Mrinal Gupta
Sudhaa Skin Centre, 35-A, Lane No. 7, Tawi Vihar, Sidhra - 180 019, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.203004

Rights and Permissions

Olmsted syndrome (OS) is a rare congenital, sharply circumscribed transgredient palmoplantar keratoderma, first described by Olmsted in 1927, characterized by clinical features such as symmetrical involvement of keratoderma of the palms and soles and the symmetrical hyperkeratotic plaques around the body orifices. Other clinical findings include flexion deformities of the fingers, localized alopecia, leukokeratosis of the tongue, short stature, and laxity of the large joints. It starts in the neonatal period or in childhood. The disease has a slow but progressive and extremely disabling course. Treatment of OS is often based on topical therapy with retinoic acid, corticosteroid, emollients, and keratolytics. We present a case of OS in three siblings, two males and a female, born to nonconsanguineous parents with no family history. They were treated with topical corticosteroids and emollients and showed mild improvement in symptoms.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded150    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal