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Olmsted syndrome

Olmsted syndrome: Introduction

Olmsted syndrome: A rare congenital condition characterized by progressive thickening and hardening of skin on palms and soles, alopecia and nail abnormalities. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Olmsted syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Olmsted syndrome

  • Palmar keratoderma
  • Plantar keratoderma
  • Finger flexion deformity
  • Spontaneous finger amputation
  • Red skin around orifices
  • more symptoms...»

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Olmsted syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Olmsted syndrome

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Misdiagnosis and Olmsted syndrome

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Olmsted syndrome

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Definitions of Olmsted syndrome:

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Olmsted syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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