Psoriasiform acral dermatitis. Report of three cases

A. Tosti, P. A. Fanti, R. Morelli, F. Bardazzi

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The authors report 3 patients affected by psoriasiform acral dermatitis, a distinctive clinical entity characterized by a chronic dermatitis of the terminal phalanges, associated with marked shortening of the nail beds of the affected fingers. The skin biopsy showed in all cases the pathological features of a subacute spongiotic dermatitis. X-ray examination of affected fingers showed no bone or soft tissue changes. Differential diagnosis of psoriasiform acral dermatitis included psoriasis, atopic or contact dermatitis and corticosteroid-induced distal phalangeal atrophy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-207
Number of pages2
JournalActa dermato-venereologica
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Hand dermatitis
  • Nail bed shortening
  • Spongiotic changes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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