Giant verrucous porokeratosis of Mibelli mimicking psoriasis in a patient with psoriasis

Clara De Simone, Andrea Paradisi, Guido Massi, Ilaria Proietti, Angela Capponi, Rodolfo Capizzi, Pl Amerio

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Abstract

Porokeratosis of Mibelli is a disorder of epidermal keratinization characterized by annular plaques with an atrophic center surrounded by a keratotic wall. We report a case of a giant verrucous porokeratosis of Mibelli mimicking psoriasis that developed in a patient with psoriasis and therefore went unrecognized for a long time. Histologically the lesion combined features of porokeratosis at the periphery and of psoriasis at its center, a picture recently described as "psoriasis encircled by porokeratosis." The possible pathogenetic relationship between psoriasis and the development of porokeratosis is also discussed.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)665-668
Numero di pagine4
RivistaJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume57
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2007

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Porokeratosis
  • Psoriasis

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