Certain conditions may be associated with development of a perforating dermatosis.


Conditions associated with a perforating dermatosis:

(1) familial

(2) chronic renal failure

(3) diabetes mellitus

(4) chronic active hepatitis or other chronic liver disease

(5) malignancy (as a paraneoplastic syndrome)

(6) hypothyroidism



• Patients with autoimmune disease and diabetes often may develop hypothyroidism.


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