Palm reading – aka an assessment of palmar hyperlinearity – might be a quick and easy indicator of young people with loss-of-function filaggrin (FLG) null mutations who are at an increased risk of developing atopic dermatitis. At an 18-year follow-up of the Melbourne Atopy Cohort Study (MACS), palmar line data, trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) measures ...
No hocus pocus: palm lines provide a clue to atopic dermatitis risk
By Mardi Chapman
21 Feb 2020