DSAP Skin Survey Results Are In!

DSAP Skin Survey Results Are In!

For the last six months I’ve been collecting data from those with the rare skin condition Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis. To my knowledge this is the largest collection of patient data in existence with over 250 surveys filled out. (I will be adding to this article as I have time to sift through and present the […]

Strong evidence links mevalonate kinase gene (MVK) mutations to disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP)

Strong evidence links mevalonate kinase gene (MVK) mutations to disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP)

Researchers have found strong evidence linking  MVK gene mutations  to DSAP.  A mutation in the MVK gene could prevent or reduce the cells’ defense against harmful rays from the sun  In late 2012 a group of researchers performed exome sequencing  in one unaffected and two affected members of a DSAP family. Exome sequencing allows scientists to […]

What does DSAP actually mean?

What does DSAP actually mean?

Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis: Have you ever broken the words down and figured out what each one actually means? Most people can barely pronounce Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis, much less understand what it really means. Since it’s a rainy Sunday and I can’t go outside to kayak or any of the other things that undoubtedly makes […]