Korean J Dermatol.  2013 Apr;51(4):291-295.

A Case of Progressive Cribriform and Zosteriform Hyperpigmentation

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. dermsung@schmc.ac.kr

Abstract

Progressive cribriform and zosteriform hyperpigmentation (PCZH) is a distinctive syndrome first described by Rower et al. in 1978. It characteristically presents as a single area of uniformly tan, cribriform macular pigmentation with zosteriform distribution. Further, it can histologically be characterized by increased melanin pigmentation in the basal cell layer with a complete absence of nevus cells, and a lack of a preceding history of skin rash, injury or inflammation or other associated cutaneous or internal abnormalities. We herein report a case of PCZH that had developed along the right abdomen, right flank area and right back area in a 26-year-old male. The histologic investigation revealed increased melanin pigmentation in the basal layer and a distinct lack of nevus cells.

Keyword

Progressive cribriform and zosteriform hyperpigmentation

MeSH Terms

Abdomen
Exanthema
Humans
Hyperpigmentation
Inflammation
Male
Melanins
Nevus
Pigmentation
Triacetoneamine-N-Oxyl
Melanins
Triacetoneamine-N-Oxyl
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