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Anesthetic considerations of Palmoplantar Keratoderma (PPK), a case report.

Parisa Sezari, Masoud Nashibi, Farhad Safari, Ahmad Naderi, Kamran Mottaghi




Palmoplantar keratoderma(PPK) refers to a group of heterogeneous disorders defined by thickening of skin on the palms and soles. Due to diversity of symptoms and involved organs, the term PPK does not describe each individual patient precisely. The syndrome is quite rare and unknown to the anesthesiologists, while serious associations such as difficult airway or cardiac disease are significant challenges during perioperative management. The literature lacks enough data on anesthetic considerations in these patients, implicating case reports as the only available sources. We revised the accessible information through description of our patient.


Palmoplantar keratoderma, Anesthetic consideration, Keratosis


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/jcma.v4i4.28694


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