Linear porokeratosis

Common Name(s)

Linear porokeratosis

Linear porokeratosis is a skin condition that most often begins in infancy or early childhood, but it can occur at any age.  The main feature of this condition is the development of reddish brown, slightly raised markings on the skin arranged in lines or streaks on one side of the body.  These markings are not usually painful, though they can sometimes cause open sores in the skin.  There is up to an 11% chance that these markings could progress to skin cancer (basal cell cancer or squamous cell carcinoma) over time.  The exact cause of linear porokeratosis is unknown, but risk factors may include exposure to the sun or radiation, problems with the immune system (immunosuppression), or genetic predisposition.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Linear porokeratosis" returned 6 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Unilateral linear porokeratosis.
 

Author(s): Dipti Das, Anupama Ghosh, Anupam Das

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2013 Oct;50(10):981.

 

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2013

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Giant ulcerating squamous cell carcinoma arising from linear porokeratosis: a case study.
 

Author(s): Alejandra C Vivas, Andrea D Maderal, Robert S Kirsner

Journal: Ostomy Wound Manage. 2012 Nov;58(11):18-20.

 

Linear porokeratosis is one of the infrequent variants of porokeratosis, a rare disorder of keratinization that may develop into several epidermal malignancies, among them squamous cell carcinoma. Clinical surveillance for malignancy is imperative, but in cases when large or many ...

Last Updated: 8 Nov 2012

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Linear porokeratosis.
 

Author(s): S K Malhotra, K J P S Puri, Tanu Goyal, K S Chahal

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Linear porokeratosis is a rare variant. It can be present at birth or can develop in adult life. Lesions of linear porokeratosis are grouped and linearly arranged along the lines of Blaschko. On the extremities it affects the distal portion more than the proximal areas. On the trunk ...

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2008

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The terms "Linear porokeratosis" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Generalized linear porokeratosis: a rare entity with excellent response to acitretin.
 

Author(s): Taru Garg, Ramchander, Bincy Varghese, Meenu Barara, Anita Nangia

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Linear porokeratosis is a rare disorder of keratinization that usually presents at birth. We report a 17-year-old male with generalized linear porokeratosis, a very rare variant of porokeratosis, with extensive involvement of the trunk and extremities along with nail and genital involvement. ...

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2011

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