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January 1986

Elastosis Perforans Serpiginosa in a Patient With Renal Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Schamroth and Kellen) and Pathology (Dr Grieve), University of the Witwatersrand; Baragwanath Hospital (Drs Schamroth and Kellen); and South African Institute for Medical Research (Dr Grieve), Johannesburg, South Africa.

Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(1):82-84. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660130086032

• We encountered a case of elastosis perforans serpignosa in a patient with coexisting renal disease, the first such reported association of which we are aware. The perforating disorders tend to have atypical clinical features when associated with renal disease. The exact pathogenic mechanism by which renal disease predisposes to a perforating disease remains to be elucidated but is likely to be related to minor trauma, which occurs in renal disease.

(Arch Dermatol 1986;122:82-84)