Reticulate acropigmentation of Kitamura with Dowling Degos disease overlap

MOHD MOHTASHIM, SYED SUHAIL AMIN, MOHAMMAD ADIL, ROOPAL BANSAL, DIVYA AGRAWAL, FATIMA TUZ ZAHRA

Abstract


Reticulate pigmentary dermatoses (RPDs) are group of uncommon genetic disorders which are inherited as an autosomal dominant pattern. Reticulate acropigmentation of Kitamura (RAK) and Dowling-degos disease (DDD) are considered to be a part of RPDs. A 23 year old female presented with bilaterally symmetrical multiple ephelid-like dark macules over dorsum of hands, forearms, dorsum of feet, shin, axillae and groin. The patient showed characteristic clinical and histopathological overlap of both the rare diseases (RAK and DDD), thus supporting the hypothesis that they represent two different features of a single entity with variable phenotypic expression.

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reticulate pigmentation; Dowling Degos diseases; reticulate acropigmentation of Kitamura

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