Acute and recurrent vesicular hand dermatitis.

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The terminology of eruptive, symmetric, vesicular, and/or bullous dermatitis on the palms and/or palmar aspects or sides of the fingers includes the terms pompholyx, dyshidrosis, and dyshidrotic eczema. This article presents the case for a standard, broad definition of this condition and reviews the epidemiology, clinical features, etiology, and treatment of acute and recurrent vesicular hand dermatitis with special emphasis on endogenous causes.

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