What is pitted keratolysis?
Pitted keratolysis is a skin condition that affects the soles of the feet and is characterized by the appearance of small, shallow pits or depressions on the skin. The condition is caused by the overgrowth of certain types of bacteria, particularly Corynebacterium species, in the moist and warm environment of the feet. These bacteria produce enzymes that break down the outer layer of skin, leading to the formation of pits. … [read more]