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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Print version ISSN 0365-0596On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
CUNHA FILHO, Roberto Rheingantz da and ALMEIDA JR, Hiram Larangeira de. Hyperkeratosis lenticularis perstans. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.4, suppl.1, pp.76-77. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000700019.
Flegel's disease, also known as hyperkeratosis lenticularis perstans, is a rare skin disease characterized by small reddish-brown asymptomatic hyperkeratotic papules usually located on the lower extremities. The histopathological features are hyperorthokeratosis, epidermal atrophy and band-like inflammatory infiltrate in the superficial dermis. Treatment is generally ineffective. We report a case of hyperkeratosis lenticularis perstans that improved following excisional biopsy of the lesions
Keywords : Biopsy; Keratinocytes; Keratosis; Leg dermatoses; Skin diseases, papulosquamous; Treatment outcome.