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Transitory pigmented purpuric dermatoses in a young Japanese female.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18789073     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a 23-year-old female patient with a 4-month history of transitory pigmented purpuric dermatoses (PPD). She was otherwise healthy and reported no history of previous medication intake and none of her family members had any disorders. Clinical examination revealed well-demarcated, brownish hyperpigmented, reticulated pigmentation with pinhead-sized purpura. The histopathological specimen was characterized by a mild epidermal hyperkeratosis, elongated rete ridges, papillomatosis and mild mononuclear cell infiltration in the superficial dermis with focal extravasations of red blood cells without siderophage. Despite prominent extravasations of red blood cells and edema both in the papillary dermis and the subpapillary layer, no definite capillaritis was seen. Based on these clinicohistopathological findings, the diagnosis of transitory PPD was considered to be most compatible. Clinicians should recognize the unique but rarely acknowledged disease as a subtype of pigmented purpuric dermatoses.
Masatoshi Abe; Tomoko Syuto; Hirohisa Ishibuchi; Yoko Yokoyama; Osamu Ishikawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of dermatology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0385-2407     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-15     Completed Date:  2008-11-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7600545     Medline TA:  J Dermatol     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  525-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Maebashi, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Ascorbic Acid / administration & dosage
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Pantothenic Acid / administration & dosage
Purpura / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  pathology*
Skin / pathology*
Skin Diseases / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  pathology*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
50-81-7/Ascorbic Acid; 79-83-4/Pantothenic Acid

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