Idiopathic Eruptive Macular Pigmentation Involving the Distal Extremities: A Case Report
Version of Record online: 9 MAR 2014
© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 31, Issue 2, pages e52–e54, March/April 2014
How to Cite
Herd, T. J. and Wright, T. S. (2014), Idiopathic Eruptive Macular Pigmentation Involving the Distal Extremities: A Case Report. Pediatric Dermatology, 31: e52–e54. doi: 10.1111/pde.12295
- Issue online: 9 MAR 2014
- Version of Record online: 9 MAR 2014
Idiopathic eruptive macular pigmentation is a disorder of pigmentation found in children and adolescents. It typically manifests as nonconfluent tan to brown macules involving the neck, trunk, and proximal extremities. We report the case of a 6-year-old girl with an atypical presentation involving the distal extremities. Histopathology confirmed the subtle increase in pigmentation of the basal layer of the epidermis. Treatments are largely ineffective. The condition is generally self-limited over months to years, thus treatment is unnecessary.