Pustulosis palmaris et plantaris: its association with chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1985 May;12(5 Pt 2):927-30. doi: 10.1016/s0190-9622(85)70115-6.


Palmoplantar pustules may rarely be associated with chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis in children and young adults. Additional features of this disorder are recurrent low-grade fevers and bone pain. Skeletal radiographs and bone films suggest osteomyelitis, but bone cultures yield no growth of organisms. The cause of this disorder is unknown, and treatment remains unsatisfactory.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Foot Dermatoses / complications*
  • Hand Dermatoses / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Osteomyelitis / complications*
  • Recurrence
  • Skin / pathology
  • Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous / complications*