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REVIEW
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-8

Current understanding of lichen planus pigmentosus, erythema dyschromicum perstans (ashy dermatosis), and idiopathic eruptive macular pigmentation


1 St. Vincent’s Hospital; The Skin and Cancer Foundation; The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 Department of Dermatology, Fiona Stanley Hospital and University of Western Australia, Perth, Western, Australia
3 Department of Dermatology, Netherlands Institute for Pigment Disorders, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
4 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
5 Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Michelle Rodrigues
Department of Dermatology, 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy 3065, VIC
Australia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/Pigmentinternational.Pigmentinternational_

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Lichen planus pigmentosus, erythema dyschromicum perstans and idiopathic eruptive macular pigmentation are the three most commonly accepted subtypes of acquired dermal hyperpigmentary disorders. While some patients fit easily into one of these subtypes, others do not. Overlapping features of several subtypes may also be seen in the one patient. This paper covers these three entities in detail and highlights the diagnostic and classification challenges.


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