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December 2007

A Case of Zosteriform Pigmented Purpuric Dermatosis

Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(12):1589-1603. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.12.1599

A 61-year-old Japanese woman was referred to us with a 6-month history of gradually spreading, asymptomatic, irregularly shaped, red-brown purpuric papules and plaques with tiny petechiae on her left lower abdomen, back, and femoral regions (Figure 1). The lesions had a zosteriform distribution of L1/L2. She had no history of a bleeding disorder, and the medical and family histories were unremarkable.

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