Riehl melanosis

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Riehl melanosis

Riehl melanosis is a form of contact dermatitis, beginning with pruritus, erythema, and pigmentation that gradually spreads which, after reaching a certain extent, becomes stationary.[1]: 857  The pathogenesis of Riehl melanosis is believed to be sun exposure following the use of some perfumes or creams (a photocontact dermatitis).[1]: 858 

Riehl melanosis is named after the dermatologist Gustav Riehl, who first described the condition in 1917.[2][3]

See also


  1. ^ a b James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 978-0-7216-2921-6.
  2. ^ Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders. 2012. p. 1647.
  3. ^ Ohshiro, T.; Calderhead, R. G. (1995). Laser Treatment for Naevi. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons. p. 37.