Dyshidrosis: epidemiology, clinical characteristics, and therapy

Dermatitis. 2006 Dec;17(4):165-81. doi: 10.2310/6620.2006.05021.


Dyshidrosis is a common chronic dermatitis of the hands and feet that may cause significant physical discomfort, psychological distress, and occupational impairment. Topics reviewed in this article include epidemiology, clinical findings, quality of life, and therapeutic considerations. Dyshidrosis is often difficult to manage; therefore, extra attention is given in this review article to current treatment options.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Eczema, Dyshidrotic / diagnosis
  • Eczema, Dyshidrotic / epidemiology*
  • Eczema, Dyshidrotic / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Quality of Life
  • Risk Factors