TITLE

Phrynoderma: a cutaneous sign of an inadequate diet

AUTHOR(S)
Di Stefani, Alessandro; Orlandi, Augusto; Chimenti, Sergio; Bianchi, Luca
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/9/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 8, p855
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents the case studies of a 28-year-old man with a 6- month history of diffuse and slightly pruritic papules and a 23-year-old man with an 8-month history of intensely pruritic lesions on his trunk and on the extensor surfaces of his extremities. The clinical differential diagnoses in both cases included phrynoderma, prurigo nodularis, follicular lichen planus, Kyrle's disease and Besnier's prurigo. Phrynoderma is a form of follicular hyperkeratosis that is associated with nutritional deficiencies.
ACCESSION #
26756564

 

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