Porokeratosis in immunosuppressed and nonimmunosuppressed patients

Siba P Raychaudhuri, B. R. Smoller

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Porokeratosis is an uncommon, inherited, autosomally dominant disorder. In the last decade association of porokeratosis and immunosuppression has been observed. In this study we carried out a comparative study between immunosuppressed and nonimmunosuppressed porokeratosis cases. We found that 9 out of 20 cases of porokeratosis were associated with organ transplantation/immunosuppression. Clinicopathologic study revealed that the pattern of disease is alike both in immunosuppressed and nonimmunosuppressed patients. Our observations indicate that immune modulation could be a factor in the genesis of porokeratosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)781-782
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Dermatology
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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  • Dermatology

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