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Image Number 442 (Sclerodermoid PCT)


Diagnosis: Sclerodermoid PCT

Site: Chest

Sex: F

Age: 54

Type: Clinical

Description: Firm plaque on the chest wall

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Sclerodermoid Porphyria cutanea tarda is an unusual variant of PCT.The dermal scar like thickening usually occurs around the neck and anterior chest and sometimes in the scalp where it is associated with alopecia.There is a direct relationship between the levels of uroporphyrins in the urine and the sclerodermatous changes.

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