Knuckle Pads in Children

Amy S. Paller*, Adelaide A. Hebert

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Knuckle pads occur from benign thickening of the skin, principally the epidermis, and are occasionally seen in children. Despite the name, knuckle pads most commonly overlie the proximal interphalangeal joints. They must be differentiated from a variety of other cutaneous abnormalities. There is no consistently effective treatment, but knuckle pads have been reported to resolve spontaneously in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)915-917
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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