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Pigmented purpuric eruption

Other Names for this Disease
  • Familial pigmented purpuric eruption
  • Schamberg disease
  • Schamberg purpura
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Pigmented purpuric eruption is a condition that causes reddish-brown skin lesions, most commonly on the lower legs.[1][2] In some cases, the skin lesions cause severe itching.[1] The skin lesions may spread over time, or clear up on their own.[1] The cause of pigmented purpuric eruption is unknown.[1][2]
Last updated: 4/12/2010


  1. Mehregan D, Heyl JM. Pigmented Purpuric Dermatitis. eMedicine Journal. Jan. 19, 2010; Accessed 4/12/2010.
  2. Capillaritis. New Zealand Dermatological Society Web site. June 15, 2009; Accessed 10/13/2009.
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