Korean J Dermatol.  1981 Aug;19(4):515-519.

A Case of Progressive Cribriform and Zosteriform Hyperpigmentation

Abstract

Progressive cribriform and zosteriform hyperpigmentaion (PCZP) is a pigmentary disorder of the skin which was first described by Rower et al in 1978. The disorder is characterized clinically by uniformalyptan cribriform macular pigmentation in a zosteriform distibution and histopathologically by absence of nevus cells and increased melanin in the basal cells. The authors have experienced a case of PCZP in 21 year old Korean man which we believe is the first documented case in Korea. The patient noted light brown macules on his left inguinal area at the age of 17 which has gradually extended to become cribriform macular pigmentation in a zosteriform distribution. Histopathologic examination of the lesion showed an increase in basal melanin pigmentation. No nevus cells were present.


MeSH Terms

Humans
Hyperpigmentation*
Korea
Melanins
Nevus
Pigmentation
Skin
Young Adult
Melanins
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