progressive pigmentary dermatosis


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Related to progressive pigmentary dermatosis: purpura pigmentosa progressiva

pro·gress·ive pig·men·tar·y der·ma·to·sis

chronic purpura, especially of the legs in men, spreading to form red-brown patches and puncta described as cayenne pepper spots; associated microscopically with perivascular lymphocytic infiltration, diapedesis, and hemosiderosis.
Synonym(s): Schamberg fever

Schamberg’s disease

A dermatosis that primarily affects the lower extremities of males and is characterised by flat purple lesions which coalesce and form brownish patches (due to hemosiderin deposition).

pro·gres·sive pig·men·tar·y der·ma·to·sis

(prŏ-gresiv pigmĕn-tar-ē dĕrmă-tōsis)
Chronic purpura, especially of the legs in men, spreading to form red-brown patches and puncta described as cayenne pepper spots; associated microscopically with perivascular lymphocytic infiltration, diapedesis, and hemosiderosis.

Schamberg,

Jay Frank, U.S. dermatologist, 1870-1934.
Schamberg dermatitis - chronic purpura, especially of the legs of men, spreading to form brownish patches. Synonym(s): progressive pigmentary dermatosis
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