Porokeratosis, disseminated superficial actinic 2

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Porokeratosis, disseminated superficial actinic 2

Porokeratosis is a rare skin disorder characterized by one or more annular plaques with a surrounding raised horny border that spreads centrifugally. Variants of porokeratosis have been described that differ in morphologic shapes, distribution, and clinical course ({1:Schamroth et al., 1997}). However, as noted by {2:Sybert (2010)}, several families with expression of more than one variant of porokeratosis among members as well as individuals expressing more than one variant have been reported, suggesting that the distinctions among these variants may be artificial. Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP) is the most common subtype of porokeratosis. It is characterized by multiple small, annular, anhidrotic, keratotic lesions that are located predominantly on sun-exposed areas of the skin, such as the face, neck, and distal limbs. The lesions typically begin to develop in adolescence and reach near-complete penetrance by the third or fourth decade of life (summary by {3:Wu et al., 2004} and {6:Zhang et al., 2012}). For a discussion of genetic heterogeneity of porokeratosis, see {175800}.
 

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DSAP Institute

DSAP (short for Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis) is a very rare skin disease with no cure. Most dermatologists have not even heard about it leaving those with the condition to figure it all out on their own. The DSAP Institute's mission is to raise awareness about this disease so that a cure can be found and to provide support and community for those with the condition.

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2014

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DSAP Institute

DSAP (short for Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis) is a very rare skin disease with no cure. Most dermatologists have not even heard about it leaving those with the condition to figure it all out on their own. The DSAP Institute's mission is to raise awareness about this disease so that a cure can be found and to provide support and community for those with the condition.

http://www.dsapinstitute.org

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2014

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