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Large brown patches on palms of hands, fingers. Serious symptoms?

Hi my name is xxxxxx my mom is about 52 and out I the blue my mom got these large brown patches on the palms of her hands and now it s on her finger and looked things up online but it was no help and I don t know what to do and I don t want to do anything and then lose my mom because I don t know how mil or serious this is please help me my email is YYYY@YYYY if you would like to see pictures to better help you see what it is PLEASE help me ?
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,

A patch on palms can occur due to many causes.
Viral infection or primary skin infection are one of the common causes for such a rash.
Is the rash associated with itching?
Rash associated with itching can be due to fungal infection.
A number of skin diseases are associated with spreading rash of this kind.
Viral infection, psoriasis, para-psoriasis, eczema are some of the disease processes which can cause rash of this type.
A skin biopsy is required to diagnose skin lesion causing the rash.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Tue, 30 Jul 2013
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