A case of Schamberg's disease responding dramatically to PUVA treatment

SEÇKİN GENÇOSMANOĞLU D. , Yazici Z., Senol A., Demircay Z.

PHOTODERMATOLOGY PHOTOIMMUNOLOGY & PHOTOMEDICINE, vol.24, no.2, pp.95-96, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1600-0781.2008.00337.x
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-96
  • Keywords: pigmented purpuric dermatitis, PUVA, Schamberg, PURPURIC LICHENOID DERMATITIS


Pigmented purpuric dermatoses are a group of chronic, recurrent disorders characterized by purpuric lesions mainly involving the lower extremities. Their etiology is unknown. Treatment options are limited and none of them have proven benefit. Phototherapy has been reported to be effective in a small number of patients in the literature. We present a case of Schamberg's disease showing a dramatic response to psoralen plus ultraviolet A therapy and discuss the current therapeutic options focusing mainly on phototherapy. We believe that phototherapy is a valuable alternative, especially for patients with long-standing and widespread pigmented purpuric dermatitis.