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Eruptive pruritic papular porokeratosis: a pruritic variant of porokeratosis.
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PMID:  17074001     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Porokeratosis is a chronic skin disorder characterized clinically by the presence of crater-like patches with an elevated thick keratotic border and central atrophy. Histology reveals cornoid lamellae. While porokeratosis is practically asymptomatic, a pruritic variant has been reported. We recently encountered an 82-year-old man with pruritic porokeratosis. He presented with erythematous papules and intensively itchy patches on his lower limbs that had been present for 6 months. Histopathological examination revealed the characteristic cornoid lamellae. We describe this case in detail and provide a review of the published work.
Takuro Kanekura; Noriko Yoshii
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of dermatology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0385-2407     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-31     Completed Date:  2007-01-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7600545     Medline TA:  J Dermatol     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  813-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Diagnosis, Differential
Porokeratosis / complications,  diagnosis*
Pruritus / complications,  diagnosis*
Remission, Spontaneous

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