Smoking and palmar-plantar pustulosis

A British study has revealed a link between palmar-plantar pustulosis and smoking. Conor St. J. O’Doherty of the University Department of Dermatology at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh noticed that many of his patients were smokers. He carried out a retrospective study and observed that 85 percent of them were smokers; of the non-smokers over half had smoked for 4 to 50 years. (Dermatology News 17(10)1, 11, November-December 1984) Copyright 1985 Phylis Austin

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