Pigmented Purpuric Dermatosis Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 12, 2019
  • Author: Darius Mehregan, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are pigmented purpuric dermatoses?

What causes pigmented purpuric dermatoses?

What causes pigmented purpuric dermatoses?

Are pigmented purpuric dermatoses common in the US?

What is the international incidence of pigmented purpuric dermatoses?

Do pigmented purpuric dermatoses have a racial predilection?

Are pigmented purpuric dermatoses more common in males or females?

Do pigmented purpuric dermatoses have an age predilection?

What is the prognosis of pigmented purpuric dermatoses?

Presentation

How do pigmented purpuric dermatoses present?

How are the variations of pigmented purpuric dermatoses characterized?

DDX

What are the diagnostic considerations of pigmented purpuric dermatoses?

What are the differential diagnoses for Pigmented Purpuric Dermatosis?

Workup

Which lab studies are indicated in the workup of pigmented purpuric dermatoses?

What is the role of dermoscopy in the clinical diagnosis of pigmented purpuric dermatoses?

What other tests may be indicated in the workup of pigmented purpuric dermatoses?

Which procedures are used to confirm the diagnosis of pigmented purpuric dermatoses?

What are the histologic findings of pigmented purpuric dermatoses?

Treatment

How are pigmented purpuric dermatoses treated?

When is a follow-up consultation indicated in the treatment of pigmented purpuric dermatosis?

Medications

What are the goals of drug treatment for pigmented purpuric dermatoses?

Which medications in the drug class Antihistamines are used in the treatment of Pigmented Purpuric Dermatosis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Pigmented Purpuric Dermatosis?