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Dyskeratosis congenita: presentation of cutaneous triad in a sporadic case
  1. Reena Kumari Sharma1,
  2. Mudita Gupta1,
  3. Samriti Sood1 and
  4. Archit Gupta2
  1. 1 Department of Dermatology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
  2. 2 Department of Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Archit Gupta, archit9th{at}


Dyskeratosis congenita (DKC) also known as Zinsser-Cole-Engman syndrome is a progressive genetic disease with a classical presentation characterised by a triad of reticulate pigmentation of skin, nail dystrophy and leukoplakia. It may be a multisystem disease with the involvement of haematological, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, neurological, ophthalmic, pulmonary and skeletal system. We report a sporadic case of DKC presenting with poikiloderma, nail dystrophy and oral leukoplakia.

  • dermatology
  • skin cancer

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  • Contributors RKS: literature seach. MG: manuscript editing and preparation: SS literature search. AG manuscript preparation.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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