Author(s): Schena D, Papagrigoraki A, Frigo A, Girolomoni G, Schena D, Papagrigoraki A, Frigo A, Girolomoni G
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Abstract Porokeratosis is a chronic skin disorder characterized by the presence of patches with elevated, thick, keratotic borders histologically featuring cornoid lamella. While porokeratosis usually is clinically defined by a slow onset, an eruptive variant has been reported. We report a 77-year-old woman affected by pancreatic carcinoma with-eruptive disseminated porokeratosis (EDP). We reviewed published cases of EDP developing suddenly or within a few months and found a total of 16 patients, 6 with internal malignancies of the liver or gastrointestinal tract. These findings suggest that patients with EDP should be investigated for the presence of internal malignancies.
This article was published in Cutis
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research