Acquired perforating dermatosis: a clinical and dermatoscopic correlation
- Ramirez-Fort, Marigdalia K.;
- Khan, Farhan;
- Rosendahl, Cliff O.;
- Mercer, Stephen E.;
- Shim-Chang, Helen;
- Levitt, Jacob O.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/D3197018958
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 . Additionally, Saray et al found that sixteen of twenty-two cases with APD were associated with CRF .