Pigmented purpuric dermatoses

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Description This chapter describes dermoscopyDermoscopy is a non invasive diagnostic method. of pigmented purpuric dermatoses
Author(s) Sabine Ludwig · Aimilios Lallas
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Pigmented purpuric dermatoses

The term pigmented purpuric dermatoses comprehends the following entities: Schamberg’s disease, Majocchi purpura, eczematoid purpura of Doucas and Kapetanakis, lichen aureus and pigmented purpuric lichenoid dermatitisThis glossary term has not yet been described. of Gougerot-Blum. Pigmented purpuric dermatoses are dermoscopically identified by the combination of purpuric dots or globules and orange-brown areas of pigmentation.[1][2]

A similar dermoscopic pattern has been described in patients with mycosis fungoidesThis glossary term has not yet been described., supporting previous evidence reporting clinical and histopathologic overlap between the two entities.[3] Since the pigmented purpuric dermatoses and mycosis fungoides notably differ in physical course and managementThis glossary term has not yet been described., lesions showing a dermsocopic pattern of pigmented purpuric dermatoses should be evaluated carefully.
  1. Zaballos et al.: Dermoscopy of pigmented purpuric dermatoses (lichen aureus): a useful tool for clinical diagnosis. Arch Dermatol 2004;140:1290-1. PMID: 15492206. DOI.
  2. Zalaudek et al.: [Atypical clinical presentation of pigmented purpuric dermatosis]. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2006;4:138-40. PMID: 16503941. DOI.
  3. Lallas et al.: Dermoscopy of early stage mycosis fungoides. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2013;27:617-21. PMID: 22404051. DOI.