People with atopic dermatitis frequently have hyperlinearity, which is a thickening of the skin on the palms and soles with an increase in the number of lines in the skin. This characteristic is closely associated with genetic predisposition.
Review Date 10/24/2016
Updated by: David L. Swanson, MD, Vice Chair of Medical Dermatology, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Mayo Medical School, Scottsdale, AZ. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.