Parakeratosis

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Author: Mikael Häggström [notes 1]

Early actinic keratosis with parakeratosis, with black arrows indicating one of multiple retained nuclei in the stratum corneum.

Parakeratoris is the presence of nuclei in stratum corneum. It generally also has thinning or loss of the granular layer. It is non-specific, usually seen in diseases of increased cell turnover, whether inflammatory or neoplastic.

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Consider at least the following:

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