Korean J Dermatol.  2003 Jun;41(6):792-795.

A Case of Atypical Progressive Cribriform and Zosteriform Hyperpigmentation

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. leejd@olmh.cuk.ac.kr

Abstract

We report a case of atypical progressive cribriform and zosteriform hyperpigmentation (PCZH) in a 4-year-old boy. Progressive cribriform and zosteriform hyperpigmentation is a distinctive pigmentary disorder first described by Rower et al. in 1978. It is characterized clinically by uniformly tan cribriform macular pigmentation in a zosteriform distribution and histopathologically by increased melanin in the basal cell layer and absence of nevus cells. This case has two distinctive findings; the onset age was below 10 years and the lesions distributed on the whole body along Blaschko's lines. Histopathologic examination showed pigmentary incontinence.

Keyword

Progressive cribriform and zosteriform hyperpigmentation; Blaschko lines

MeSH Terms

Age of Onset
Child, Preschool
Humans
Hyperpigmentation*
Male
Melanins
Nevus
Pigmentation
Triacetoneamine-N-Oxyl
Melanins
Triacetoneamine-N-Oxyl
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