DSAP or Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis is a rare skin condition that results in formation of brown scaly spots. It is an inherited skin condition that causes dry patches in arms and legs. Symptoms are:
• Appearance of small conical papules around hair follicles that are red or brown in color
• Grows into a sharp, slightly raised keratotic ring
• Itching when exposed to sun
HOW IS DSAP DIAGNOSED?
This disorder is diagnosed by a dermatologist by studying and observing its characteristic features in pathology tests. A biopsy analysis could also be performed on the patch of dry skin.
HOW IS DSAP TREATED?
The treatment will include the prescription of topical Fluorouracil and Immunomodulators that can send these lesions into remission. Oral and topical retinoid can also be used to treat this condition. Diclofenac gel may also be prescribed by the dermatologist.
DID YOU KNOW?
Dsap is an inherited disorder that only occurs on the lower arms and legs and not on the cheeks, forehead or scalp. Women are more prone to this disorder.