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November 2010

Localized Porokeratosis Secondary to Ionizing Radiotherapy for Prostate Carcinoma

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Departments of Dermatology (Drs Batchelor and Burrows) and Oncology (Dr Fife), Addenbrooke's National Health Service (NHS) Hospital Foundation Trust, Cambridge, England.

Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(11):1318-1320. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.334

Segmental porokeratosis developing after electron beam radiotherapy for follicular lymphoma has been reported once, to our knowledge, in the literature.1 However, the patient in that case could not recall which areas of skin were irradiated, so the association was open to question. We report a second case, which we think demonstrates the association even more convincingly.

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