Erythema Dyschromicum Perstans

Spontaneous Eruption – Friday Pop Quiz – 7/23
What is the most likely diagnosis in an otherwise well appearing 3-year-old child with a spontaneous eruption of the rash seen below? A. Pityriasis rosea B. Erythema dyschromicum perstans C. Café-au-lait macules D. Pigmentary mosaicism E. None of the above To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here.  Brought to you by our brand partner Derm In-Review …
Disorders of Pigmentation: Diagnostic Considerations
disorders of pigmentation
by Cula N. Dautriche, MD, PhD on
Pigmentation is key to photoprotection of the skin, eye color, and enhanced barrier function. With increased pigmentation, photoaging is minimized with a concurrent decrease in frequency of skin cancer. In skin of color, these pigmentary advantages come at a cost. These include an increased risk of hyperpigmentation and/or hypopigmentation, hypertrophic scars, keloids, scarring alopecia, and vitam …