Identification of Human Papilloma Virus Type 6 in Psoriasiform Keratosis

Sezer E. , Boeer A., Falk T.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOPATHOLOGY, cilt.32, sa.5, ss.492-494, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/dad.0b013e3181c62245
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.492-494


Psoriasiform keratosis is a recently reported unique clinicopathological entity characterized by the appearance of a solitary lesion mimicking seborrheic keratosis, actinic keratosis, or squamous cell carcinoma and histopathologic features closely resembling psoriasis. We report a 74-year-old woman presenting with a solitary, scaly lesion on the dorsum of the left arm of several months duration and histopathologic findings of psoriasiform acanthosis of the epidermis with thinning of the suprapapillary plates and intra-epidermal spongiform neutrophilic pustules, consistent with a diagnosis of psoriasiform keratosis. On additional work-up investigation, human papilloma virus type 6 was detected in the tissue examined by polymerase chain reaction technique, an association not described before.