Open Access Case Report Article ID: IJDCR-1-108

    Schamberg Disease in a 54-Year-Old Chinese Woman

    Alexander KC Leung*, Amy AM Leung, Benjamin Barankin

    Schamberg disease, also known as Schamberg purpura or progressive pigmentary purpura, is characterized by orange-brown or reddish-brown macules/patches with overlaying purpuric spots simulating cayenne pepper”. We report a 54-year-old Chinese woman with Schamberg disease presenting with purpuric macules and patches of varying sizes on the ankles, legs, and knees. The lesions were nonblanchable and nonpalpable and asymptomatic. Close inspection of the lesions revealed pinpoint petechiae resembling grains of cayenne pepper superimposed on the reddishbrown macules/patches. To our knowledge, Schamberg disease has not been reported in the scientific literature in Chinese patients.

    Keywords: Schamberg purpura; Progressive pigmentary purpura; Chinese

    Published on: Sep 10, 2015 Pages: 18-19

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-8605.000008
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