Clinical profile of forefoot eczema

A study of 42 cases

Kamal Jeet Brar, S. D. Shenoi, C. Balachandran, Vandana Rai Mehta

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Abstract

Background: Forefoot eczema (FE) is characterized by dry fissured dermatitis of the plantar surface of the feet. Aim: To study the clinical profile of FE and the possible etiological factors. Methods: Forty-two patients with FE were included in the study. A detailed history was recorded and examination done. Fungal scrapings and patch test with Indian Standard Series (ISS) were performed in all patients. Results: The most common site affected was the plantar surface of the great toe in 16 (38.09%) patients. Hand involvement, with fissuring and soreness of the fingertips and palm, was seen in four patients (9.5%). Seven patients (16.6%) had a personal history of atopy whereas family history of atopy was present in six (14.2%). Seven patients (16.6%) reported aggravation of itching with plastic, rubber or leather footwear, and 13 (30.9%), with detergents and prolonged contact with water. Negative fungal scrapings in all patients ruled out a dermatophyte infection. Patch testing with ISS was performed in 19 patients and was positive in five. Conclusions: FE is a distinctive dermatosis of the second and third decade, predominantly in females, with a multifactorial etiology, possible factors being chronic irritation, atopy, footwear and seasonal influence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-181
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Volume71
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2005

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Eczema
Hallux
Arthrodermataceae
Patch Tests
Rubber
Dermatitis
Pruritus
Skin Diseases
Detergents
Plastics
Foot
Hand
History
Water
Infection

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  • Dermatology

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Brar, Kamal Jeet ; Shenoi, S. D. ; Balachandran, C. ; Mehta, Vandana Rai. / Clinical profile of forefoot eczema : A study of 42 cases. In: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology. 2005 ; Vol. 71, No. 3. pp. 179-181.
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Clinical profile of forefoot eczema : A study of 42 cases. / Brar, Kamal Jeet; Shenoi, S. D.; Balachandran, C.; Mehta, Vandana Rai.

In: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 71, No. 3, 01.05.2005, p. 179-181.

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