The debut of Schamberg disease (a clinical case)
Keywords: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.
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