Definition of pompholyx in English:

pompholyx

noun

mass nounMedicine
  • A medical condition affecting the skin of the palms of the hand or the soles of the feet.

    • ‘The pompholyx began to be troublesome again shortly after the azathioprine was stopped.’
    • ‘The pompholyx fluctuated, but there was no consistently good response to treatment.’
    • ‘It is not often used as the sole treatment for pompholyx, but excellent responses have been described.’
    • ‘Allergic contact dermatitis and coexistent athlete's foot were excluded, and pompholyx was diagnosed.’
    • ‘Pompholyx is a form of acute dermatitis localised to the palms and soles, presenting as an itchy eruption with vesicles that can amount to bullae if severe.’
    spots, skin eruption, breakout
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Origin

Early 19th century: from Greek pompholux, pompholug- ‘bubble, blister’.

Pronunciation

pompholyx

/ˈpɒmfəlɪks/