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A Family with An Overlap Of Acropigmentation Of Kitamura And Dowling Degos Disease

Published on Oct 1, 1999in Indian Journal of Dermatology1.411
G Sethuraman5
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Devinder Mohan Thappa24
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+ 1 AuthorsRamachandra Rao2
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Abstract
Reticulate acral and flexural pigmentary disorders are a rare group of pigmentary genodermatoses. We report a family showing a combination of features described in the two disorders; reticulate acropigmentation of kitamura (RAPK) and Dowling Degos disease, along with palmoplantar keratoderma. We speculate that RAPK and DD are part of a spectrum of reticulate pigmentary disorders with varied phenotypic expression.
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Two young Nepalese females, aged 34 and 17 years, presented with multiple small brown macules in a reticulate pattern on the distal extensor aspects of their limbs. The first patient's daughter also had similar lesions. The second patient had similar lesions on her eyelids and palmar pits as well. The clinical diagnosis of reticulate acropigmentation of Kitamura (RAK) was made in both the patients and was confirmed histopathologically. These are the first case reports of this condition from Nepa...
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