What causes porokeratosis following renal transplantation?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Julia R Nunley, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Porokeratosis, a disorder of epidermal keratinization, has been reported as an unusual manifestation of immunosuppression in solid organ recipients. [58, 59, 60] Several of the clinical variants have been reported, including disseminated superficial porokeratosis, single lesions of porokeratosis of Mibelli, and rare cases of disseminated porokeratosis of Mibelli. Malignant transformation of lesions of porokeratosis has been described but not in the transplant population.


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