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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 74  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53--55

Granular parakeratosis presenting with facial keratotic papules

1 P. D. Hinduja Hospital, Mahim, Mumbai, India
2 Consultant Dermatologist, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkatta, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.38411

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A 27-year-old female presented with pruritic keratotic papules over the left side of the face since one month. The lesions developed a few days after working in a hot humid environment and were preceded by severe uncontrollable pruritus for which she had repeatedly wiped the area with handkerchiefs and towels. A biopsy from one of the keratotic papules revealed granular parakeratosis with a markedly thick stratum corneum that had parakeratosis and also housed keratohyaline granules. Similar changes were seen in keratotic plugs of dilated follicular infundibula.


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