Doucas and Kapetanakis pigmented purpura

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Doucas and Kapetanakis pigmented purpura
b,c) Clinical findings of eczematid-like purpura of Doucas-Kapetanakis, severely pruritic diffusely eczematous purpuric patches are visible

Doucas and Kapetanakis pigmented purpura is a skin condition characterized by scaly and eczematous patches, which also have petechiae and hemosiderin staining.[1]: 830 

It is a lymphocytic capillaritis of unknown cause. Lesions consist of erythematous and purpuric macules which usually begin around the ankles, coalesce, and spread to involve the whole legs, and sometimes the trunk and upper extremities. The lesions are extremely pruritic (itchy) and occasionally lichenified after prolonged scratching.

It is also known as "eczematoid purpura"[2] or "eczematoid-like purpura".[3]

It was characterized in 1953.[4]

See also


  1. James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-7216-2921-6.
  2. Wolfram Sterry; Ralf Paus; Walter H. C. Burgdorf (8 March 2006). Dermatology. Thieme. pp. 246–. ISBN 978-1-58890-258-0. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  3. David E. Elder; Rosalie Elenitsas; Michael D. Ioffreda; Bernett L. Johnson Jr. (2007). Atlas and synopsis of Lever's histopathology of the skin. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 127–. ISBN 978-0-7817-6845-0. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  4. C. Doucas; J Kapetanakis (1953). "Eczematid-like purpura". Dermatologica. 106 (2): 86–95. doi:10.1159/000256830. PMID 13060054.

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