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August 1974

Linear Porokeratosis

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(2):297. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630080085030

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To the Editor.—  In the April issue of the Archives (109:526,1974), Dr. Rahbari and co-workers report on eight cases of linear porokeratosis. Their review of the literature produced only seven instances of this entity.I would like to call their attention to my article published in the Archives (104:425, 1971) entitled "Zosteriform Porokeratosis of Mibelli." I reported on two cases of linear porokeratosis in young girls and mentioned that one of Mibelli's original patients apparently had this form of distribution.I agree with the authors' conclusion that linear porokeratosis should be considered a distinct clinical variant and that it must be considered in the differential diagnosis of linear dermatoses, but it is unfortunate that they have mentioned that only seven cases had been reported previously.

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