Pigmented purpuric eruption
Other Names for this Disease
- Schamberg disease
- Familial pigmented purpuric eruption
- Schamberg purpura
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 In some cases, the skin lesions cause severe itching. The skin lesions may spread over time, or clear up on their own. The cause of pigmented purpuric eruption is unknown.Pigmented purpuric eruption is a condition that causes reddish-brown skin lesions, most commonly on the lower legs.
Last updated: 4/12/2010
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- Capillaritis. New Zealand Dermatological Society Web site. June 15, 2009; http://www.dermnetnz.org/vascular/capillaritis.html. Accessed 10/13/2009.
- DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
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