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Tripe palms (a.k.a. palmar hyperkeratosis / acanthosis palmaris)

Prevalence in general population (GP): extraordinary rare [~0,004% | 1:1 | weight: 1,00]

Most likely diagnostic options for 'tripe palms' - this involves thick and velvety-white skin of the hand with pronounced folds in the lines (ranked by 'weight' for the general population):


cancer (lung- or gastric) [~0,4% | 1:120 | weight: 0,83]
psoriasis [?% | 1:40 | weight: ?]
bullous pemphigoid [?% | 1:40K | weight: ?]
exfoliative dermatitis [?% | 1:100K | weight: ?]



[1st figure = prevalence hand sign in condition | 2nd
figure = prevalence condition in GP | 3rd figure =
estimated hand sign weight for condition relative
to GP (>0,5 = present in majority of GP cases)]

Tripe palms: thick and velvety-white skin of the hand with pronounced folds in the lines.

Quick summary:
Approximately 90% of cases of tripe palms are associated with internal malignancy, usually with cancer involved; in cancer patients with tripe palms alone, the most common underlying neoplasm was pulmonary carcinoma (53% of cases), whereas patients with both tripe palms and acanthosis nigricans frequently had gastric (35% of cases) or pulmonary (11% of cases) carcinomas.

[In every 100 tripe palms case in the general population (GP) you can expect to find about 83 cases with lung- or gastric cancer, etc.]

NOTICE: Keep in mind that every single hand sign always bares the potential
to have an association with multiple psychology- and/or health related themes;
a solid assessment always requires a consideration of hand sign combinations!

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