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Persistent keratoacanthoma: challenges in management.

BACKGROUND: Keratoacanthoma is a common cutaneous neoplasm, although the persistent form is less common and often more difficult to manage. Multiple treatment approaches have been attempted with variable efficacy. Establishing the diagnosis and selecting a treatment plan for persistent keratoacanthoma is often challenging.

OBJECTIVE: Our purpose is to describe the difficulty one may encounter in the diagnosis and treatment of persistent keratoacanthoma. Hopefully, review of this clinical conundrum may facilitate the management of the reader's future patients.

METHODS: We describe a case of persistent keratoacanthoma where the diagnosis was initially elusive and the management challenging. Our thought process during each stage of diagnosis and management is described in the form of "issues" with references to the appropriate literature.

RESULTS: After several diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, successful treatment was achieved with administration of oral isotretinoin. Long-term remission continued as the dosage was tapered.

CONCLUSION: Persistent keratoacanthoma may be challenging to diagnose and manage, presenting a clinical conundrum. Careful review of the clinicopathologic presentation and an understanding of the various treatment options may result in a successful outcome.

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