Idiopathic palmoplantar eccrine hidradenitis in children

D. Ben-Amitai, E. Hodak*, M. Landau, A. Metzker, M. Feinmesser, M. David

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Idiopathic palmoplantar eccrine hidradenitis (IPPH) is a recently described disorder characterized by painful erythematous plantar nodules and in three cases, showed a typical neutrophilic infiltrate around and within the eccrine sweat apparatus. Five cases of IPPH on the soles of the feet in healthy children are reported. The disorder presented after intense physical activity in four cases. The course was benign and self-limiting. Complete bed rest for several days without any medical therapy led to alleviation of the pain and disappearance of all the lesions. Conclusion. Idiopathic palmoplantar eccrine hidradentis may be more common than reported. Paediatricians should be aware of it in order to avoid unnecessary diagnostic tests and treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-191
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001


  • Children
  • Idiopathic palmoplantar eccrine hidradenitis
  • Paediatrics


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