Scott M. Jackson, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

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Dowling-Degos Disease (Reticular Pigmented Anomaly of the Flexures)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Characteristic findings on physical examination Dowling-Degos disease is characterized by asymptomatic, symmetrical hyperpigmentation that arises most commonly in the axillae and groin, but occasionally in the intergluteal or inframammary creases, genitalia, scalp, neck, and arms. The pigmentary changes are initially noted to be small round hyperpigmented macules and, less…

Reticular Acropigmentation of Kitamura

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Characteristic findings on physical examination Reticulate (or reticular) acropigmentation of Kitamura is characterized by asymptomatic hyperpigmented macules, often with an angular or irregular shape, that first arise on the dorsal hands and feet and later develop in a more reticulate pattern on other parts of body (Figure 1). The…

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