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Pigmented Purpuric Lichenoid Dermatitis

Last updated July 6, 2020

Approved by: Krish Tangella MD, MBA, FCAP

Gougerot-Blum Disease is a skin condition that manifests as multiple, small papules that form plaques. These are usually observed in the legs, which then slowly spreads to the rest of the body.


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Quick Summary:

  • Gougerot-Blum Disease is a skin condition that manifests as multiple, small papules that form plaques. These are usually observed in the legs, which then slowly spreads to the rest of the body
  • It is also known as Pigmented Purpuric Lichenoid Dermatitis of Gougerot and Blum and has no known cause. This chronic skin disorder is categorized in the group of pigmented purpuric dermatoses
  • The skin discoloration occurs in patches, usually on the lower legs. The condition is not painful or frequently itchy. A skin biopsy may help confirm the diagnosis of Gougerot-Blum Disease
  • It is difficult to treat Gougerot-Blum Disease, which is a progressive skin condition. They may also recur after suitable treatment and over time the condition becomes chronic. The mainline of treatment is the use of steroidal creams and lotions
  • The prognosis of Gougerot-Blum Disease is generally good, though it may be present for several years. It may cause cosmetic issues and the affected individuals may face a lot of emotional stress

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First uploaded: June 12, 2017
Last updated: July 6, 2020