Pigment International

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


Michelle Rodrigues1, Amit G Pandya2, Marcel Bekkenk3, Davinder Parsad4, Sujith P Kumarasinghe5 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Rodrigues M, Pandya AG, Bekkenk M, Parsad D, Kumarasinghe SP. Current understanding of lichen planus pigmentosus, erythema dyschromicum perstans (ashy dermatosis), and idiopathic eruptive macular pigmentation.Pigment Int 2019;6:4-8


How to cite this URL:
Rodrigues M, Pandya AG, Bekkenk M, Parsad D, Kumarasinghe SP. Current understanding of lichen planus pigmentosus, erythema dyschromicum perstans (ashy dermatosis), and idiopathic eruptive macular pigmentation. Pigment Int [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 19 ];6:4-8
Available from: http://www.pigmentinternational.com/article.asp?issn=2349-5847;year=2019;volume=6;issue=1;spage=4;epage=8;aulast=Rodrigues;type=0