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Case Reports in Nephrology
Volume 2018, Article ID 5953069, 3 pages
Case Report

Acquired Perforating Dermatosis in a Patient on Peritoneal Dialysis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Nephrology, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Fontana Medical Center, 9961 Sierra Ave, Fontana, CA 92335, USA
2Pulmonary and Critical Care, Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
3Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
4Department of Dermatology, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Fontana Medical Center, Fontana, CA 92335, USA
5Department of Pathology, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Talha H. Imam;

Received 7 August 2017; Accepted 19 December 2017; Published 22 January 2018

Academic Editor: David Mudge

Copyright © 2018 Talha H. Imam et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Acquired perforating dermatosis (APD) is a debilitating and itchy skin disease. Its diagnosis is based on biopsy and the treatment is not very clear. It is not well established as to how wide spread it is in patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) and its implications in this population have not been well studied. Here we present a case of APD that developed in a patient on PD. Its pathology and treatment options are reviewed. More studies are needed to assess the prevalence of APD in PD population.