Indian Journal of Dermatology
  Publication of IADVL, WB
  Official organ of AADV
Indexed with Science Citation Index (E) , Web of Science and PubMed
Users online: 1168  
Home About  Editorial Board  Current Issue Archives Online Early Coming Soon Guidelines Subscriptions  e-Alerts    Login  
    Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size Print this page Email this page
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 49-50

Reticulate variant of Darrier's disease

Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Leprosy, Nilratan Sircar Medical College, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
Sudip Das
P-103 Bosenagar, Madhyamgram, 24 Parganas (N), Kolkata - 700 129
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Darrier disease belong to acantholytic group of disorders with loss of intraepidermal coherence. Darrier disease has an onset in puberty in the form of greasy papules, skin coloured to yellow in nature often progressing to plaques. Sites of predeliction being seborrhic areas of body. Nail abnormalities are a constant feature with a V shaped nicking.Histopathology shows orthohyperkeratoses with focal dyskeratoses, corps and ronds in stratum spinosum and grains in upper epidermis. Variable patterns have been described like bullous, haemorrhagic and linear but reticulate pattern have not been described earlier. We describe a case of reticulate variant of Darrier responding excellently to acitretin therapy.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded122    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal