What causes hyperkeratotic porokeratosis?

Updated: Oct 09, 2020
  • Author: Amarateedha Prak LeCourt, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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A case report on hyperkeratotic porokeratosis describes hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection as a link between the immunosuppressed state and development of acquired porokeratosis. A rare case of a hyperkeratotic variant has been described in a patient with known HIV and HCV infections and a coexisting therapy-related immunosuppressed state. [41]


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