Erythema Gyratum Repens Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Mar 27, 2019
  • Author: Nicole Ufkes; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Urticarial vasculitis may mimic erythema gyratum repens, [25, 26, 27] and limited forms of erythema gyratum repens may be misdiagnosed as tinea. [28] An erythema gyratum repens–like eruption has been associated with the resolving stage of pustular psoriasis [29] and pityriasis rubra pilaris. [13, 14, 21, 22, 23] A case of bullous lupus erythematosus with an eruption similar to erythema gyratum repens has also been reported. [30]

Also consider the following:

  • Erythema marginatum
  • Carriers of chronic granulomatous disease
  • Paraneoplastic bullous pemphigoid [31]

Differential Diagnoses