Heel fissure in Adult
People with atopic dermatitis are at higher risk for heel fissures. Other risk factors that may predispose to this condition include obesity, prolonged standing, and wearing open-backed shoes or sandals. Heel fissures can be very uncomfortable and are often painful. Rarely, fissures can provide a portal of entry for secondary bacterial infection. Heel fissures can also develop in other skin conditions such as juvenile plantar dermatosis, pityriasis rubra pilaris, and psoriasis. Heel fissures are of particular concern in individuals with diabetes, as they can lead to slowly healing ulcers and secondary infection.
L98.8 – Other specified disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
95321009 – Fissure in skin
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls