Gougerot–Blum syndrome

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Gougerot–Blum syndrome
Other names: Pigmented purpuric lichenoid dermatitis;[1] pigmented purpuric lichenoid dermatitis of Gougerot and Blum[1]
Purpuric red-brown lichenoid papules on lower extremities
Named after

Gougerot–Blum syndrome is a variant of pigmented purpuric dermatitis, a skin condition characterized by minute, rust-colored to violaceous, lichenoid papules that tend to fuse into plaques of various hues.[2]: 829  Relative to other variants, it is characterized clinically by a male predominance, pruritus, with a predilection for the legs, and histologically, it features a densely cellular lichenoid infiltrate.[3]

It was characterized in 1925.[4]

Gougerot–Blum syndrome is named after the French dermatologists Henri Gougerot (1881–1955) and Paul Blum (1878–1933).

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.
  2. James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-7216-2921-6.
  3. Barnhill RL and Crowson AN (eds) Textbook of Dermatopathology, second edition, McGraw-Hill, 2004: 211-212
  4. synd/2079 at Who Named It?

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