[Galli-Galli disease presenting as lichenoid papules in the flexures].

Actas dermo-sifiliograficas

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García-Salces I, Hörndler C, Requena L. [Galli-Galli disease presenting as lichenoid papules in the flexures]. Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2010;101(2):168-72.
Galli-Galli disease is a rare genodermatosis currently regarded as an acantholytic variant of Dowling-Degos disease. The 2 diseases have the same clinical features: reticular hyperpigmented macules in the great skin folds, erythematous scaly papules and plaques, comedo-like lesions, and pitted perioral scars, and the only differentiating characteristic is the histological finding of acantholysis, usually without dyskeratosis. We describe the case of a patient with hyperpigmented papules in the skin folds as the only sign of Galli-Galli disease, and we present a review of the literature.