Frictional hyperkeratotic hand dermatitis responding to Grenz ray therapy

Hobart W. Walling, Brian L. Swick, Frances Storrs, Marc E. Boddicker

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Frictional hyperkeratotic hand dermatitis (FHHD) is an unusual form of chronic eczema relating to repeated frictional trauma. This form of hand eczema is often occupationally related and recalcitrant to therapy. We describe the case of FHHD in a 48-year-old dermatologic surgeon. The eruption was resistant to all topical and protective modalities, but responded completely to 6 sessions of Grenz ray treatment. No recurrence has been noted for over 4 years since completion of therapy. We suggest that Grenz ray treatment is a safe and effective option in treating this form of chronic hand dermatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-51
Number of pages3
JournalContact Dermatitis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008



  • Occupational
  • Radiation
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Toxicology
  • Immunology

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