Gougerot–Blum syndrome

Gougerot–Blum syndrome
Gougerot–Blum syndrome
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Gougerot–Blum syndrome (also known as "Pigmented purpuric lichenoid dermatitis,"[1] and "Pigmented purpuric lichenoid dermatitis of Gougerot and Blum"[1]) is a variant of Pigmented purpuric dermatitis, a skin condition characterized by minute, rust-colored to violaceous, lichenoid papules that tend to fuse into plaques of various hues.[2]:829 Relative to other variants, it is characterized clinically by a male predominance, puritis, with a predilication for the legs, and histologically, it features a densely cellular lichenoid infiltrate.[3]

It was characterized in 1925.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  3. ^ Barnhill RL and Crowson AN (eds) Textbook of Dermatopathology, second edition, McGraw-Hill, 2004: 211-212
  4. ^ synd/2079 at Who Named It?
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