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hyperkeratosis follicularis et parafollicularis


Definition: discrete and confluent horny follicular plugs on a crateriform base, often occurring on the arms and legs in diabetic patients with renal failure; possibly a severe form of perforating folliculitis.

Synonym(s): Kyrle disease

See Also: perforating folliculitis

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