Knuckle Pads Versus Gottron’s Papules: Making a Differential Diagnosis

Ester Pereira, Paula Estanqueiro, Oscar Tellechea, Manuel Salgado


Knuckle pads, circumscribed thickening of the skin over the finger joints, most often occur in teenagers and young adults and should be included in the vast differential diagnosis of cutaneous lesions of the hands and feet. Their recognition is essential for an adequate diagnosis and posterior orientation. We present a case report of a patient with characteristic lesions initially confounded with Gottron’s papules.

J Med Cases. 2013;4(3):128-129


Knuckle pads; Gottron

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