By Gary M. White, MD

Reticulate acropigmentation of Kitamura is a rare autosomal dominant disease in which patients develop angulated, slightly atrophic, pigmented lesions on the dorsa of the hands and feet.


Reticulated, polygonal, slightly atrophic hyperpigmented macules are seen on the dorsa of the hands and feet with onset in the teens. The flexor aspect of the wrists, sides of neck, periorbital areas, and eyelids may also be involved. Palmar pits have been reported. Rarely, plantar keratoderma and alopecia are seen. Multiple breaks in the ridge patterns may be seen on the palms and fingers.


Indian Dermatol Online J 2015;6:210-2

Dermatology Online Journal 14(8)


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