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Eccrine poromatosis: case report and review of the literature
Version of Record online: 22 AUG 2013
© 2013 The International Society of Dermatology
International Journal of Dermatology
Volume 53, Issue 5, pages 543–548, May 2014
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Deckelbaum, S., Touloei, K., Shitabata, P. K., Sire, D. J. and Horowitz, D. (2014), Eccrine poromatosis: case report and review of the literature. International Journal of Dermatology, 53: 543–548. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2012.05831.x
- Issue online: 23 APR 2014
- Version of Record online: 22 AUG 2013
Eccrine poroma (EP) is a benign tumor of the eccrine duct. Multiple EPs are defined as eccrine poromatosis (EPS), an uncommon phenomenon. To date there are only eight reported cases of EPS. This review exemplifies the epidemiology, pathogenesis, differential diagnosis, and histology of EP, while reviewing the eight cases of EPS. Six of the eight cases of EPS had a history of immunosuppression from either radiation or chemotherapy. This paper will also emphasize the importance of excision to avoid possible malignancy. Here we present a 73-year-old gentleman with EPS who was also treated with radiation and chemotherapy prior to the onset of the lesions.