Follicular keratoses at amputation sites

S.H. Ibbotson, N.B. Simpson, N.C.M. Fyfe, C.M. Lawrence

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    We describe two patients with painful follicular keratoses at lower limb amputation sites. Subsequent examination of 31 amputees revealed evidence of keratoses in four of 28 patients with lower limb stumps. Two of the four affected subjects experienced stump pain exacerbated by weight-bearing. This problem is not well documented. Local treatment measures may be ineffective. Painful stump follicular keratoses may be a cause of significant morbidity in lower limb amputees, and may be the result of an ill-fitting prosthesis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)770-772
    Number of pages3
    JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 1994


    • Leg
    • Skin
    • Aged, 80 and over
    • Humans
    • Adult
    • Prosthesis Design
    • Aged
    • Darier Disease
    • Female
    • Amputation Stumps
    • Prostheses and Implants


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