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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Medknow Publications on behalf of The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
ISSN: 0378-6323
EISSN: 0378-6323
Vol. 73, No. 6, 2007, pp. 415-416
Bioline Code: dv07156
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 73, No. 6, 2007, pp. 415-416

 en Acquired Blaschkoid dermatitis
Mercy, P; Ghorpade, A; Das, MN; Soud, A; Puttoo, S; Sharma, D & Jain, A


Acquired Blaschkoid dermatitis characterised by unilateral relapsing inflammatory disease along the lines of Blaschko. A 40-year-old Indian male presented with unilateral erythematous, itchy grouped papules on the left side of the chest, abdomen, back and left arm of 15 days duration. The eruption stopped abruptly at the midline of the torso, completely sparing the right side of the body. The lesions were arranged in whorls and streaks corresponding to the lines of Blaschko. Skin biopsy showed hyperkeratosis and features suggestive of sub-acute spongiotic dermatitis with lymphocytic infiltrate around the blood vessels in the dermis. Patient was diagnosed as a case of Blaschkoid dermatitis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of this condition being reported from India.

Lines of Blaschko, Acquired Blaschkoid dermatitis

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