Porokeratosis

Kristina R. Burke, MD, CPT, MC, USA; George W. Turiansky, MD, COL, MC, USA

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Normal Course

Porokeratosis is considered a chronic, progressive disease. No laboratory analyses are necessary in diagnosing this condition, though screening for HIV, renal failure, or other causes of immunosuppression may be advisable when a patient has a sudden eruption of porokeratosis. Due to the possibility of malignant transformation, regular skin examinations are advised.

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