Pigmented purpuric dermatosis

What causes pigmented purpuric eruption?

The cause of pigmented purpuric dermatosis is unknown. Occasionally, it occurs as a reaction to a medication, food additive, viral infection or following exercise. In rare cases, there appears to be a genetic component.

Last updated on 05-01-20

What treatment is available for pigmented purpuric eruption?

If the condition is mild, treatment may not be necessary. For those who suffer from itching, topical steroids and antihistamines may be useful. Compression stockings may be used if the lower legs are affected. Additional treatments that have been successful in limited studies include pentoxifylline, aminaphtone, photochemotherapy (PUVA), griseofulvin, oral cyclosporin, and ascorbic acid with rutoside.

Last updated on 05-01-20


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