What is included in patient education about porokeratosis?

Updated: Oct 09, 2020
  • Author: Amarateedha Prak LeCourt, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Patients must practice strict sun precautions. These measures include wearing protective clothing; applying sunblock; avoiding exposure to midday sunlight; and discontinuing exposure to artificial ultraviolet light, such as tanning beds and therapeutic phototherapy.

Consideration for vitamin D3 supplementation should be made given the need for careful sun avoidance and protection.

Patients must periodically examine their skin for lesions suggestive of malignancy. A qualified physician should promptly evaluate any change in a porokeratosis lesion.

Family members should be examined for porokeratosis if familial porokeratosis is suspected.


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