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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Online ISSN 1827-1820
Patrizi A., Virdi A., Misciali C., Bardazzi F.
Dermatology, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Porokeratosis is usually asymptomatic, but a pruritic variant, called “eruptive pruritic papular porokeratosis” or “inflammatory disseminated superficial porokeratosis”, has been described. We describe another case of pruritic porokeratosis in a 63-year-old Caucasian woman with a poor response to antihistamines and local treatments. EPPP is uncommon in non-Asiatic people, but probably it is underestimated. We consider it a transient inflammatory stage rather than a distinct entity of porokeratosis.