Porokeratosis Questions & Answers

Updated: Sep 24, 2018
  • Author: Amarateedha Prak LeCourt, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is porokeratosis?

What are most common forms of porokeratosis?

What are the less common forms of porokeratosis?

What is the pathophysiology of porokeratosis?

What are other trigger factors of porokeratosis?

What are the risk factors for porokeratosis?

What causes classic porokeratosis of Mibelli (PM)?

What causes disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP)?

What causes linear porokeratosis?

What causes porokeratosis palmaris et plantaris disseminata (PPPD)?

What causes punctate porokeratosis?

What causes hyperkeratotic porokeratosis?

What is the prevalence of porokeratosis?

What are the racial predilections of porokeratosis?

What is the sexual predilection of porokeratosis?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of porokeratosis?

What is the prognosis of porokeratosis?

What is included in patient education about porokeratosis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of classic porokeratosis of Mibelli (PM)?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP)?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of disseminated superficial porokeratosis (DSP)?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of linear porokeratosis?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of porokeratosis palmaris et plantaris disseminata (PPPD)?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of punctate porokeratosis?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of less common variants of porokeratosis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of classic porokeratosis of Mibelli (PM)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of linear porokeratosis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of porokeratosis palmaris et plantaris disseminata (PPPD)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of punctate porokeratosis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of punctate follicular porokeratosis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of the less common variants of porokeratosis?

What are the possible complications of porokeratosis?

DDX

What is the role of dermoscopy in the diagnosis of porokeratosis?

Which biopsy technique should be used in the workup of porokeratosis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Porokeratosis?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of porokeratosis?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of porokeratosis?

Treatment

How is porokeratosis treated?

What is the role of topical 5-fluorouracil in the treatment of porokeratosis?

What is the role of topical vitamin D-3 analogues in the treatment of porokeratosis?

What is the role of immunomodulators in the treatment of porokeratosis?

What is the role of calcineurin inhibitors in the treatment of porokeratosis?

What is the role of topical retinoids in the treatment of porokeratosis?

What is the role of diclofenac gel in the treatment of porokeratosis?

What is the role of oral retinoids in the treatment of porokeratosis?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of porokeratosis?

What is the role of laser therapy in the treatment of porokeratosis?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with porokeratosis?

Medications

Which medications are used for the treatment of porokeratosis?

Which medications in the drug class Calcineurin Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Porokeratosis?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Porokeratosis?

Which medications in the drug class Immunomodulators are used in the treatment of Porokeratosis?

Which medications in the drug class Retinoid-like Agents are used in the treatment of Porokeratosis?

Which medications in the drug class Vitamins, Fat-Soluble are used in the treatment of Porokeratosis?

Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastics, Antimetabolite are used in the treatment of Porokeratosis?