dermatology
Dermatitis

No hocus pocus: palm lines provide a clue to atopic dermatitis risk

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 ...

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