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Pagetoid dyskeratosis is a benign process that must be recognized by dermatopathologists to avoid the misdiagnosis of extramammary Paget disease, Pagetoid squamous cell carcinoma in situ, and Pagetoid melanoma.
Restrictive dermopathy is a lethal laminopathy. Despite its rarity, it is essential to recognize the disorder, confirm the diagnosis by genetic testing, and help guide family planning.
More studies are necessary to get this straight. Until then, it would be prudent to advise our concerned patients who want to straighten their hair to diminish the frequency of use until this risk is defined further.
Lipoatrophia semicircularis is a benign lipodystrophy that may resolve within months if causative microtrauma to the site can be identified and avoided.
Nevus sebaceus is a common lesion with a small risk of developing secondary malignancies, with basal cell carcinomas being most likely. More study is warranted to determine if development of secondary neoplasms can be obviated.
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