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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Diseases of Children|
|State||Published - Sep 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health