Indian Journal of Dermatology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 190--193

Lewandowsky and Lutz dysplasia: Report of two cases in a family


Bhawna Bhutoria, Kaushik Shome, Sulekha Ghosh, Koushik Bose, Chhanda Datta, Subodh Bhattacharya 
 Department of Pathology, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, West Bengal, India

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Bhawna Bhutoria
582, Block N, New Alipore, Kolkata-700 053
India

Lewandowsky and Lutz dysplasia, also known as epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV), is an inherited disorder in which there is widespread and persistent infection with human papilloma virus, defect in cell-mediated immunity and propensity for malignant transformation. Differential clinical and histopathologic evolutions of lesions in two cases of familial EV are compared and discussed in detail. Cases were followed up for 7 years. Detailed history, clinical features and investigations, including skin biopsy from different sites at different times, were examined. Generalized pityriasis versicolor like hypopigmented lesions in both the cases, together with variable pigmented nodular actinic keratosis like lesions on sun-exposed areas, were present. Multiple skin biopsies done from various sites on different occasions revealed features typical of EV along with lesions, i.e., actinic keratosis, Bowen«SQ»s disease, basal and squamous cell carcinoma, in the elder sibling. However, skin biopsy of the other sibling showed features of EV and seborrheic keratosis only till date. This study reveals that the disease progression is variable among two individuals of the same family. Malignant lesions were seen only on sun-exposed areas and may be associated with other skin lesions or infections such as angiokeratoma of Fordyce and tinea cruris, as seen in this report.


How to cite this article:
Bhutoria B, Shome K, Ghosh S, Bose K, Datta C, Bhattacharya S. Lewandowsky and Lutz dysplasia: Report of two cases in a family.Indian J Dermatol 2011;56:190-193


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Bhutoria B, Shome K, Ghosh S, Bose K, Datta C, Bhattacharya S. Lewandowsky and Lutz dysplasia: Report of two cases in a family. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Oct 24 ];56:190-193
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