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progressive pigmentary dermatosis


Definition: chronic purpura, especially of the legs in men, spreading to form red-brown patches and puncta described as cayenne pepper spots; associated microscopically with perivascular lymphocytic infiltration, diapedesis, and hemosiderosis.

Synonym(s): Schamberg fever

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