Diagnosis and Management of Plantar Dermatoses

Cody J. Rasner, Sara A. Kullberg, David R. Pearson, Christina L. Boull

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Plantar dermatoses (PD) are common, occurring either spontaneously on healthy skin or developing secondarily from previously established foot disease. PD share similar symptoms and morphology, making them challenging to differentiate. A few of the most frequently encountered PD include tinea pedis, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic dermatitis (or recurrent vesicular palmoplantar dermatitis), and juvenile plantar dermatosis. This review offers practical advice for diagnosing and treating the most common PD in the primary care office.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-442
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2022

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  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatology
  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Health Care
  • Psoriasis
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Workplace
  • Humans
  • Tinea Pedis/diagnosis

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Review
  • Journal Article


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