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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 74  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 80-

Porokeratosis confined to the genital area: A report of three cases

Department of Dermatology, R.K.M. Seva Pratisthan and V.I.M.S, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
Sujata Sengupta
UV 24/3C, Udayan, 1050/1, Survey Park, Kolkata - 700 075, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.38433

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Genital involvement in porokeratosis (PK) is a rare occurrence even in disseminated forms. We encountered three patients who had porokeratosis affecting only the genital area. Two of them were male with involvement of the penis and scrotum and only the scrotum respectively. The lady with vulvar involvement is a hitherto unreported instance of porokeratosis confined to female genitalia. None of the cases were very easy to diagnose clinically but biopsies proved confirmatory. The male patients were advised light electrocautery under local anesthesia while the female patient underwent surgical excision. No malignant change has been reported in them till date.


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