SKIN DISEASES: Pitted keratolysis
Location: primarily affects the pressure-bearing aspects of the plantar surface of the feet and, occasionally, the palms of the hand as collarettes of scale.
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Symptoms: crateriform pitting, painful burning of the feet after wearing occlusive footwear in warm, damp environments. Examination reveals small, punctate, pitted
lesions on calloused areas of the feet and a disagreeable foot odor.
Treatments: Frequent cleansing of the feet and application of topical erythromycin are generally effective in eliminating the infection. Use of antiperspirants also
aids in cure and prevents recurrence.
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