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2022 Jul




Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis (DSAP): A Case Report Highlighting the Clinical, Dermatoscopic, and Pathology Features of the Condition.


Porokeratosis describes a heterogenic group of keratinization disorders in which lesions are papules and plaques that demonstrate central atrophy surrounded by a hyperkeratotic margin. Clinical variants include not only porokeratosis of Mibelli, but also disseminated superficial, disseminated actinic superficial, linear, punctate, and palmaris et plantaris disseminata. Porokeratosis has a risk of malignant transformation. A woman with disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP) whose lesions presented as pruritic plaques and papules is described. The diagnosis was suspected clinically, supported by dermoscopy findings, and confirmed histologically. The condition-associated pruritus was managed symptomatically; her skin lesions will be monitored clinically. Clinical manifestations, dermatoscopic features, pathology findings, and treatment options for DSAP are summarized.