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Drug-associated aquagenic wrinkling of the palms in an atopic male patient
  1. Martin Glatz1,2,
  2. Robert R Muellegger3
  1. 1Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  2. 2National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  3. 3Department of Dermatology, State Hospital Wiener Neustadt, Wiener Neustadt, Austria
  1. Correspondence to Dr Martin Glatz, glatz.martin{at}

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A 19-year-old male patient presented with a 2-week history of intensely pruritic white papules and mild wrinkling of the skin of both his palms (figure 1). Other body sites were unaffected. The skin lesions developed during showering and completely resolved by itself within 10–15 min afterwards. Before onset of symptoms, the patient started medication with paracetamol, ascorbic acid and clarithromycin because of an upper respiratory tract infection. His medical history was unremarkable except for mild atopic …

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