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Sticky Palms Following Use of Proton-Pump Inhibitors

Salim Alkeraye, MD1,2,3; Yves Baclet, MD3,4; Emmanuel Delaporte, MD3,4
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1King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2King Saud University, College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Lille, France
4College of Medicine, Lille 2 University, Lille, France
JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(6):722-723. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.0094.
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This case report describes 2 patients with sticky palms as an adverse effect of proton-pump inhibitors.

A sensation of stickiness over the palmar area has been reported as a rare adverse effect of oral retinoid therapy.1,2 We describe 2 patients who presented with sticky palms. The first patient was taking lansoprazole, and the second patient was taking esomeprazole.

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