Pigmented purpuric dermatosis

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Pigmented purpuric dermatosis
Other names: Progressive pigmentary dermatosis, Purpura pigmentosa chronica, Pigmentary purpuric eruptions, or Progressive pigmenting purpura or Schamberg's disease

Pigmented purpuric dermatosis refers to one of the three major classes of skin conditions characterized by purpuric skin eruptions.

Pigmented purpuric dermatosis are distinguished from other purpura by size (0.3–1 cm) and are most often seen in the lower extremities.[1]: 829  Pigmentary purpuric eruptions may present with one of several clinical patterns. There may be overlapping characteristics among pigmented purpuric dermatosis and between their signs and those of other purpuric eruptions.[1]: 829  Examples of the pigmented purpuric dermatosis group include:[1]: 829–30 

Although vascular damage may be present, it is insufficient for these conditions to be considered forms of vasculitis.[2]

A few very small non-blinded studies of treatment with narrow-band ultraviolet light have been reported as promising.[3]

a) Clinical presentation - pigmented purpuric dermatosis of Gougerot-Blum. b-c) Clinical presentation of eczematid-like purpura of Doucas-Kapetanakis.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Summarized in 2015 by Tapan Kumar Dhali, Monica Chahar, and Mohammad Asad Haroon in Phototherapy as an effective treatment for Majocchi's disease - Case report Archived 2021-08-28 at the Wayback Machine An Bras Dermatol. 2015 Jan-Feb; 90(1): 96–99. doi:10.1590/abd1806-4841.20153067 PMC 4323703 PMID 25672304

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