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cayenne pepper appearance

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cayenne pepper

DERMATOLOGY

A descriptive term for the appearance of hyperpigmented and petechial lesions of the lower legs, arms and trunk, related to idiopathic capillaritis, which has been fancifully likened to that of cayenne pepper.

The appearance is classically described in Schamberg disease–progressive pigmented purpuric dermatitis, but is also seen in purpura annularis telangiectodes (Majocchi disease), lichen aureus, itching

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cayenne pepper appearance

purpura, eczematid-like purpura of Doucas and Kapetanakis, and pigmented purpuric lichenoid dermatosis of Gougerot and Blum; the change may also be caused by a drug reaction. 

Synonym Cayenne pepper lesion 

Reference emedicine.medscape.com/article/1084594-overview 

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