Patient Information Leaflets (PILs)
These Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) are specially written by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD).
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Subcorneal pustular dermatosis
Subcorneal (under the top layer of the skin) pustular (pus forming) dermatosis (skin problem) is a relatively harmless skin condition where you develop blisters at the skin surface. Women develop the condition more often than men (at a ratio of 4:1) and it usually starts after the age of forty, most commonly presenting between the fifth and seventh decades of life. It may come and go, and can eventually resolve, not requiring any further treatment.
Doctors Ian Sneddon and Darrell Wilkinson first described the condition in 1956, which is why it is also called Sneddon-Wilkinson disease.