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Acquired perforating dermatosis

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 26 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4839
  1. Rachel Waas, specialty trainee dermatology,,
  2. Periasamy Balasubramaniam, consultant dermatologist
  1. Dermatology department, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham, UK
  1. Correspondence to R Waas Rachel.Waas{at}

A 69 year old woman with type 2 diabetes presented to the dermatology department with a 9 month history of a pruritic eruption involving her back and buttocks (fig 1). Previously, …

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