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Visual Treats in Dermatology
2021
:1;
18
doi:
10.25259/CSDM_22_2021

Acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau

Department of Dermatology and STD, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
Corresponding author: Arunachalam Narayanan, Department of Dermatology and STD, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India. narayanan359@gmail.com
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How to cite this article: Abinaya K, Narayanan A. Acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau. CosmoDerma 2021;1:18.

A 28-year-old lady presented with recurrent episodes of painful, pus-filled lesions over fingertips resulting onychodystrophy, anonychia, and mild tapering of fingers. Based on history and examination findings [Figure 1], a diagnosis of Acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau was made. It is a chronic sterile pustular eruption of tips of fingers and toes with slow proximal extension. The condition is often refractory to treatment and may evolve into generalized pustular psoriasis.[1]

Figure 1:: Yellowish scales and dull erythema over the proximal and lateral nail folds with proximal extension and onychodystrophy of bilateral hands with anonychia of the left middle finger.

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