The debut of Schamberg disease (a clinical case)




pigmentation disorders, Schamberg purpura, pigmented purpuric dermatoses, pigmentation, skin diseases


A group of pigmented purpuric dermatoses includes a list of skin diseases characterized by multiple petechial hemorrhages, purpura, and increased skin pigmentation (yellow, brown, or red patchy).

Schamberg disease is the most common representative of this group with a benign, chronic and recurrent course of idiopathic origin. The lesions are often asymptomatic or associated with mild pruritus, usually occurring on the lower extremities. The diagnosis is not a dilemma, as it is made based on clinical examinations and identification of the classical rash morphology, but is also emphasizing the role of a wide range of specialists in the evaluation and treatment of this pathological condition.

The aim of the study. To analyze a clinical case of the debut of Schamberg disease.

Results. Considering the sporadic nature and rarity of the disease, the clinical case of Schamberg disease diagnosed in a 53-year-old man who visited a pediatrician concerning his child’s illness is presented. The probable cause of the disease debut was a complex trigger effect (a long-term use of diclofenac sodium, drinking alcohol on the eve).

Conclusions. The report is aimed at drawing attention to Schamberg disease (Schamberg purpura) as a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge not only for general practitioners, internal medicine specialists but also for dermatologists, phlebologists, hematologists in particular.

Author Biography

S. O. Matviienko, Kharkiv National Medical University, Ukraine

MD, PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of Pediatrics 3 and Neonatology


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Matviienko, S. O. (2023). The debut of Schamberg disease (a clinical case). Zaporozhye Medical Journal, 25(2), 184–188.