What is the prevalence of pitted keratolysis in the US?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: Linda J Fromm, MD, MA, FAAD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Pitted keratolysis occurs worldwide. Pitted keratolysis can be seen in both tropical and temperate environments, and it can be related to occupation or sport activity. [14, 15] A study of 142 homeless men in the Boston, Mass area revealed that 20.4% of 142 examined patients had pitted keratolysis. [16]


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