Keratoderma Blennorrhagica as a Result of Reactive Arthritis

  • Richard M. KeatingEmail author


Reactive arthritis (ReA) is an inflammatory arthritis within the larger category of spondyloarthropathies (SpA). Keratoderma blennorrhagica is a cutaneous manifestation of ReA seen in about 10 % of patients with ReA. The characteristic features of KD include palm/sole hyperkeratotic plaques which begin as erythematous macules and vesicle and progress to pustules, papules, and then plaques. The lesions are difficult to distinguish from pustular psoriasis. Additional cutaneous features of ReA may include oral lesions, nail lesions, and circinate balanitis (men) or ulcerative vulvitis (women).


Psoriatic Arthritis Inflammatory Arthritis Lichen Planus Reactive Arthritis Lichen Sclerosus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Rheumatology, Department of MedicineThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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