Acquired perforating dermatosis: A clinical and dermatoscopic correlation

Marigdalia K. Ramirez-Fort, Farhan Khan, Cliff O. Rosendahl, Stephen E. Mercer, Helen Shim-Chang, Jacob O. Levitt

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Acquired Perforating Dermatosis (APD) is a perforating disease characterized by transepidermal elimination of dermal material [1,2]. This disease usually develops in adulthood. APD has been reported to occur in association with various diseases, but is most commonly associated with dialysis-dependent chronic renal failure (CRF) or diabetes mellitus (DM) [1,2,3,4]. Morton et al found that APD occurs in up to 10% of patients undergoing hemodialysis [5]. Additionally, Saray et al found that sixteen of twenty-two cases with APD were associated with CRF [3].

Original languageEnglish
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2013


  • Dermatosis
  • Medicine


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