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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 230-233

A rare case of familial reactive perforating collagenosis


Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Anup Kumar Tiwary
Flat No. 103, Maa Enclave Block B, Cheshire Home Road, Bariatu, Ranchi - 834 009, Jharkhand
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.184436

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Reactive perforating collagenosis (RPC) is a rare disorder of transepidermal elimination in which genetically altered collagen is extruded out through the epidermis. This disease usually starts as asymptomatic or pruritic umbilicated papules on extensor aspects of extremities and face, and the lesions become more conspicuous with age. It has two forms: Acquired and inherited form, of which inherited form is extremely rare. Here, we document a case of inherited form of RPC in a 13-year-old boy having multiple asymptomatic hyperpigmented umbilicated papules with a central keratotic plug distributed chiefly over face and extensor aspect of upper and lower extremities since his infancy, with history of similar lesions in his 18-year-old elder brother.


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