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May 1979

Cryosurgery of Porokeratosis Plantaris Discreta

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(5):582-583. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010050016006

Porokeratosis plantaris discreta is a distinct clinical and pathological entity often resistant to conservative management. Twenty-one lesions of porokeratosis plantaris discreta were treated cryosurgically in 11 patients. Removal of the blister roof two weeks after cryosurgery with retreatment of any residual lesion proved an effective method for removal of such lesions without scarring. A cure rate of 90.5% was achieved using this technique.

(Arch Dermatol 115:582-583, 1979)