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Porokeratosis is a disorder of keratinization and is genetically transmitted. It is characterized by one or more atrophic macules or patches and surrounded by a distinctive hyperkeratotic ridge-like border. Multiple clinical variants of porokeratosis exist. It is histologically characterized by the presence of a cornoid lamella. The cornoid lamella is due to an expanding number of unusual keratinocytes. Here, we present a case report of porokeratosis over the nose in a 22-year-old female.

Keywords: Porokeratosis, Cornoid lamella, Ridge-like border.

How to cite this article: Pathrikar SS. Facial Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis. MGM J Med Sci 2014;1(4):187-188.

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