95 results match your criteria Pigmented Purpuric Dermatitis


Pigmented Purpuric Dermatoses: A Complete Narrative Review.

J Clin Med 2021 May 25;10(11). Epub 2021 May 25.

Dermatology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, 20122 Milan, Italy.

Pigmented purpuric dermatoses (PPD) include several skin diseases characterized by multiple petechial hemorrhage as consequence of capillaritis. PPD generally present with red to purple macules that progressively evolve to golden-brown color as the hemosiderin is reabsorbed. These lesions, often asymptomatic or associated with mild pruritus, usually occur on the lower extremities and may be a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge both for general practitioners and specialists in internal medicine or flebology. Read More

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Unilesional granulomatous pigmented purpuric dermatosis in a 7-year-old boy.

Pediatr Dermatol 2021 Mar 5;38(2):506-507. Epub 2021 Feb 5.

Division of Dermatopathology, Department of Dermatology, UConn Health, Farmington, CT, USA.

Granulomatous pigmented purpuric dermatoses (PPD) are rarely reported. We present a case of granulomatous PPD in a 7-year-old boy, one of only two pediatric cases with reported solitary disease. The pathogenesis of unilesional granulomatous PPD may be different from the more commonly described multifocal/widespread disease variant. Read More

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Pigmented purpuric dermatosis in an infant.

Pediatr Dermatol 2021 Mar 6;38(2):504-505. Epub 2021 Jan 6.

Department of Dermatology, Hospital Infantil Niño Jesús, Madrid, Spain.

Pigmented purpuric dermatoses (PPDs) are a group of idiopathic, chronic, and self-resolving conditions easily recognizable in adults but extremely uncommon in infants. We present the youngest patient with PPD reported to date. Read More

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Dermoscopy of Pigmented Purpuric Lichenoid Dermatitis of Gougerot and Blum in an HIV-infected Patient.

Dermatol Pract Concept 2020 Oct 26;10(4):e2020075. Epub 2020 Oct 26.

Dermatology Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, EPE (CHULN), Lisbon, Portugal.

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October 2020

A pediatric case of generalized lichen aureus.

Dermatol Ther 2020 03 20;33(2):e13265. Epub 2020 Feb 20.

Department of Dermatovenerology, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin, China.

Lichen aureus is a particularly rare subtype of pigmented purpuric dermatosis and is characterized by the sudden appearance of golden or rust-colored macules or needle-tip-sized flat papules (concentrated in one region to form lichenoid papules) on the lower limbs. These skin lesions are usually confined to an isolated, unilateral distribution, and linear segmental distribution is rare. In this report, we have documented one such case, where the lesions on the limb were arranged in strips (segmental distribution) that roughly followed the direction of the venous drainage. Read More

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A case of lichenoid pigmented purpuric dermatitis of Gougerot-Blum after amoxicillin.

G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2019 Nov 18. Epub 2019 Nov 18.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Policlinico Umberto I, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

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November 2019

Lichenoid granulomatous dermatitis revisited: A retrospective case series.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2019 Nov 1;81(5):1157-1164. Epub 2019 Aug 1.

Department of Dermatology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida. Electronic address:

Background: Lichenoid granulomatous dermatitis (LGD) is an uncommon reaction pattern for which clinical correlates can be difficult to establish. LGD combines vacuolar degeneration with variable types of granulomas.

Objective: To determine clinical correlates of LGD. Read More

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November 2019

Contact sensitivity to textile dyes in patients with pigmented purpuric dermatosis.

Cutan Ocul Toxicol 2019 Sep 25;38(3):258-260. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

a Department of Dermatology, Kocaeli University School of Medicine , Kocaeli , Turkey.

The aetiology of pigmented purpuric dermatoses is unclear. Recent studies speculate about contact sensitivity to play a role in the aetiology of the disease. In most patients, the lesions begin and stay limited on the lower extremities as textile products are in tight contact with the skin. Read More

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September 2019

Novel Drugs Implicated in Pigmented Purpuric Dermatoses.

Skinmed 2018;16(1):13-17. Epub 2018 Feb 1.

Section on Dermatology, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.

We describe two cases of cutaneous eruptions of pigmented purpuric dermatoses (PPDs) arising after exposure to medications not previously reported in the literature as causing these reactions. Specifically, two women had biopsy-proven PPDs, one after exposure to an over-the-counter iodine supplement marketed as an extract from "Norwegian kelp," and the other after intraocular injections of pegaptanib, a vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor. The eruption occurred shortly after beginning the medication and resolved upon discontinuation. Read More

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October 2019

Successful Topical Treatment of Pigmented Purpuric Lichenoid Dermatitis of Gougerot-Blum in a Young Patient: A Case Report and Summary of the Most Common Pigmented Purpuric Dermatoses.

Case Rep Dermatol 2017 Sep-Dec;9(3):169-176. Epub 2017 Sep 15.

Department of Dermatology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.

We report the case of a 12-year-old girl who presented a rash with reddish-brown patches on the trunk and extremities indicative of pigmented purpuric lichenoid dermatitis of Gougerot-Blum (PPLD). The histological findings were characteristic for PPLD, thus supporting the diagnosis. Topically administered corticosteroid led to a fast resolution of all symptoms. Read More

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September 2017

Purpuric exanthema in a patient with hairy cell leukemia treated with cladribine and allopurinol.

Ann Hematol 2017 Jul 8;96(7):1209-1210. Epub 2017 Apr 8.

Department of Dermatology, Hospital Universitario Infanta Cristina, Parla, Madrid, Spain.

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[Zosteriform lichen aureus. Pediatric clinical case].

Arch Argent Pediatr 2017 04;115(2):e82-e84

Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa, Zaragoza, España.

Lichen aureus is a rare pigmented purpuric dermatosis. We present an unusual case because of the pediatric age and the great number of lesions with zosteriform distribution. He is a 10-yearold boy, with a brownish, smaller than 1 cm, sharp edges, lichenified surface, asymptomatic macule, over the inner aspect of the left leg with a zosteriform distribution. Read More

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Stasis Dermatitis: Pathophysiology, Evaluation, and Management.

Am J Clin Dermatol 2017 Jun;18(3):383-390

Department of Dermatology, University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston, 6655 Travis St, Ste 980, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.

Stasis dermatitis commonly occurs in older age. It is caused by venous hypertension resulting from retrograde flow due to incompetent venous valves, valve destruction, or obstruction of the venous system. Further tissue changes arise from an inflammatory process mediated by metalloproteinases, which are up-regulated by ferric ion from extravasated red blood cells. Read More

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Diagnostic usefulness of dermoscopy in differentiating lichen aureus from nummular eczema.

J Dermatol 2017 May 3;44(5):533-537. Epub 2016 Dec 3.

Department of Dermatology, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Lichen aureus (LA) is a variant of pigmented purpuric dermatosis that is characterized clinically by rust macules, papules or plaques, mainly on the legs. In some cases, LA can be difficult to be distinguished from nummular eczema (NE) with the naked eye. Dermoscopy can be applied to skin lesions, revealing additional features that can be highly valuable for correct diagnosis. Read More

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Lichen aureus: clinicopathological features in a Chinese series.

Eur J Dermatol 2016 Jun;26(3):290-4

Department of Dermatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.

Lichen aureus (LA) is a rare variant of pigmented purpuric dermatosis. There are few Chinese cases of LA documented in the literature in English. We aimed to investigate the clinical and histopathological characteristics of LA in a series of Chinese patients. Read More

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Contact dermatitis: relevant differential diagnoses, simulators, and variants.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2015 Nov;13(11):1073-88; quiz 1089

Division of Environmental Dermatology and Venereology, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical University Graz, Austria.

Similar to all eczematous disorders, irritant and allergic contact dermatitis are primarily defined by their morphology. In addition, the diagnosis of this specific reaction pattern on the skin (and mucous membranes) also requires prior exposure (direct or indirect) to an allergen or irritant. While it is quite easy to give a textbook description of the typical features of eczema, its clinical manifestations in daily practice are diverse and frequently uncharacteristic. Read More

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November 2015

A case of eczematid-like purpura of Doucas and Kapetanakis in a child.

Pediatr Dermatol 2015 Mar-Apr;32(2):291-2. Epub 2015 Jan 30.

Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

Eczematid-like purpura of Doucas and Kapetanakis is a subtype of the pigmented purpuric dermatoses, a group of uncommon dermatoses of unclear etiology characterized by purpura, petechiae, and hyperpigmentation. The Doucas and Kapetanakis subtype is rare in children, and its subtle findings can initially be overlooked and mistaken for other, more common dermatologic disorders in this age group. We present a case eczematid-like purpura of Doucas and Kapetanakis in an 11-year-old boy initially treated as eczema. Read More

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December 2015

[Schamberg purpura].

Pan Afr Med J 2015 17;20:144. Epub 2015 Feb 17.

Service de Dermatologie Vénérologie CHU Ibn Sina, Rabat, Maroc.

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December 2016

A case of isotretinoin-induced purpura annularis telangiectodes of Majocchi and review of substance-induced pigmented purpuric dermatosis.

JAMA Dermatol 2014 Feb;150(2):182-4

Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York.

IMPORTANCE Medications as well as chemical and food exposures have been causally linked to the development of pigmented purpuric dermatosis (PPD). We describe herein what is to our knowledge the first reported case of isotretinoin-induced PPD. OBSERVATIONS A woman in her 30s presented with purpura annularis telangiectodes of Majocchi on the lower extremities 2 months after initiating isotretinoin for the treatment of refractory nodulocystic acne. Read More

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February 2014

Pigmented purpuric dermatitis with high expression levels of serum TARC/CCL17 and epidermal TSLP.

Eur J Dermatol 2013 Sep-Oct;23(5):701-2

Department of Dermatology, Kyoto University School of Medicine, 54 Shogoin-Kawara, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8507, Japan.

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Relationship between skin diseases and extracutaneous complications of diabetes mellitus: clinical analysis of 750 patients.

Am J Clin Dermatol 2014 Feb;15(1):65-70

Dermatology Clinic, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Bilkent way, 3. Street, Ankara, 06800, Turkey,

Background: The relationship between skin diseases and extracutaneous complications in diabetes mellitus (DM) is unclear.

Objective: We aimed to investigate the relationship between skin disorders and diabetic neuropathy, nephropathy, and retinopathy in patients with DM.

Methods: A total of 750 patients with DM were prospectively enrolled. Read More

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February 2014

Noneczematous contact dermatitis.

ISRN Allergy 2013 Sep 15;2013:361746. Epub 2013 Sep 15.

Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, Section of Dermatology, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 1, 70124 Bari, Italy.

Irritant or allergic contact dermatitis usually presents as an eczematous process, clinically characterized by erythematoedematovesicous lesions with intense itching in the acute phase. Such manifestations become erythematous-scaly as the condition progresses to the subacute phase and papular-hyperkeratotic in the chronic phase. Not infrequently, however, contact dermatitis presents with noneczematous features. Read More

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September 2013

Granulomatous pigmented purpura in an adolescent girl: a precursor of mycosis fungoides?

Pol J Pathol 2013 Jun;64(2):157-9; answer 160

Grzegorz Dyduch, Department of Pathomorphology, ul. Grzegórzecka 16, 31-351 Kraków.

We report a pediatric patient with granulomatous variant of pigmented purpuric dermatitis of 8 years duration. Read More

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Two cases of eczematid-like purpura of Doucas and Kapetanakis responsive to narrow band ultraviolet B treatment.

Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2013 Apr;29(2):97-9

Department of Dermatology, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Goztepe Research and Training Hospital, Dermatology, Istanbul, Turkey.

Eczematid-like purpura of Doucas and Kapetanakis is a type of pigmented purpuric dermatoses (PPDs) with eczematous changes in the purpuric surface. A 10-year-old male and a 44-year-old male patients were admitted to our clinics for itching and flaking of the skin rashes. Based on the clinical and histopathological evaluations, the rashes were identified as eczematid-like PPDs of Doucas and Kapetanakis. Read More

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Progressive pigmented purpuric dermatitis and alopecia areata as unusual skin manifestations in recognizing hereditary hemochromatosis.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2012 ;20(3):181-6

Polyclinic Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Dubrava University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia.

Hereditary hemochromatosis (HHC) is a common genetic disorder of iron overload, caused by mutations in the HFE gene. If untreated, abnormal accumulation of iron may lead to organ damage and premature death. Significant changes in the symptomatology of HHC have been observed in recent years, and its full clinical expression is rarely seen. Read More

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December 2013

Persistent pigmented purpuric dermatitis: granulomatous variant.

J Cutan Pathol 2011 Dec 7;38(12):979-83. Epub 2011 Sep 7.

Division of Anatomical Pathology, Department of Pathology, Capital District Health Authority (Queen Elizabeth II Site) and Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada.

The persistent pigmented purpuric dermatitides (PPPD) are a spectrum of dermatologic disorders characterized by petechial and pigmented macules usually confined to the lower limbs. Their etiology is unknown and several clinical variants are recognized. At the microscopic level they are characterized by angiocentric lymphocytic inflammation, red blood cell extravasation and hemosiderin deposition. Read More

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December 2011

Granulomatous pigmented purpura: report of a case and review of the literature.

J Cutan Pathol 2011 Dec 14;38(12):984-9. Epub 2011 Jul 14.

Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

The pigmented purpuric dermatoses (PPD) are a group of diseases characterized by petechiae and bronze discoloration of the skin on the lower extremities. Histopathologically, extravasation of erythrocytes with hemosiderin deposition, a perivascular lymphocytic infiltrate centered on the superficial capillaries and endothelial cell swelling are seen. The granulomatous variant of PPD (GPPD) was described in 1996 and only 10 cases have been reported since in the literature, almost exclusively in patients of East Asian descent only involving the extremities. Read More

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December 2011

Dermacase: Can you identify this condition? 4. Progressive pigmented purpuric dermatosis.

Can Fam Physician 2010 Oct;56(10):1023, 1024-5

Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver.

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October 2010