Multiple minute digitate hyperkeratosis

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Multiple minute digitate hyperkeratosis (also known as "Digitate keratoses," "Disseminated spiked hyperkeratosis," "Familial disseminated piliform hyperkeratosis," and "Minute aggregate keratosis") is a rare cutaneous condition, with about half of cases being familial, inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, while the other half are sporadic.[1]

This disease has a unique histology, so a biopsy and further tests should be done to confirm the diagnosis and rule out other disorders and malignancy.[2]

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  1. ^ Odom, Richard B.; Davidsohn, Israel; James, William D.; Henry, John Bernard; Berger, Timothy G.; Clinical diagnosis by laboratory methods; Dirk M. Elston (2006). Andrews' diseases of the skin: clinical dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. p. 637. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  2. ^ Multiple Minute Digitate Hyperkeratoses at eMedicine