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Image Number 559 (Lichenoid pigmented purpuric dermatitis of Gougerot-Blum)

 
Morphology:
Purpura

Diagnosis: Lichenoid pigmented purpuric dermatitis of Gougerot-Blum

Site: Ankle

Sex: M

Age: 33

Type: Clinical

Description: Lichenoid papules and purpuric macules and patches

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History:

Pigmented pupuric dermatoses is a group of diseases having a common  purpuric morphological  appearance usually involving the lower extremities of younger adults. At least four major variants have been described; Schamberg's disease, purpura annularis telangiectodes of Majocchi, pigmented purpuric lichenoid dermatosis of Gougerot and Blum, and lichen aureus. 

Lichenoid pigmented purpuric dermatitis of Gougerot-Blum belongs to a group of closely related disorders which are termed pigmented purpuric dermatoses. It clinically manifests itself with grouped lichenoid papules in association with purpuric lesions.



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