John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Porokeratoses: an update of clinical, aetiopathogenic and therapeutic features Volume 24, numéro 5, September-October 2014


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Dept. of Dermatology
Ed. Herriot Hospital Group (Pav. R)
69437 Lyon Cx 03
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Porokeratoses (PK) are a group of uncommon, acquired or genetic dermatoses, characterised by a keratinisation disorder of unknown origin, manifesting clinically with annular or linear, well-limited, keratotic plaques and histologically by the presence of the “cornoid lamella”, a vertical stack of parakeratotic corneocytes within the horny layer. The classic form of PK was described in 1893 by Vittorio Mibelli, who coined the term “porokeratosis” (from the Greek: πορος [...]