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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2015 Apr 16

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Eruptive pruritic papular porokeratosis in a caucasian woman. A transient inflammatory stage of porokeratosis

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


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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.

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