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Pigmented purpuric eruption


Other Names for this Disease
  • Schamberg disease
  • Familial pigmented purpuric eruption
  • Schamberg purpura
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Treatment

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What treatment is available for pigmented purpuric eruption?

There is no treatment that has been proven to be beneficial for people with pigmented purpuric eruption.[1] However, some treatments have been reported to improve this condition, including pentoxifylline,[2] aminaphtone,[3] and photochemotherapy (PUVA).[4]
Last updated: 4/12/2010

References
  1. Mehregan D, Heyl JM. Pigmented Purpuric Dermatitis. eMedicine Journal. Jan. 19, 2010; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1084594-overview. Accessed 4/12/2010.
  2. Gandhi V, Singal A, Sachdeva B, Bhattacharya SN. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol . Jan-Feb 2003; 69(1):25-26. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17642818. Accessed 10/13/2009.
  3. de Godoy JM, Batigália F. June 2009; 7:8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2703626/. Accessed 10/13/2009.
  4. Seckin D, Yazici Z, Senol A, Demircay Z. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. April 2008; 24(2):95-96. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18353090. Accessed 10/13/2009.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • The Centers for Mendelian Genomics program is working to discover the causes of rare genetic disorders. For more information about applying to the research study, please visit their website.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Schamberg disease
  • Familial pigmented purpuric eruption
  • Schamberg purpura
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.