Dowling-Degos disease

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Synonyms: Reticular pigment anomaly of flexures

A rare genetic hyperpigmentation of the skin disease characterized by adulthood-onset of reticular reddish-brown to dark-brown macular and/or comedone-like hyperkeratotic papules with hypopigmented macules predominantly affecting flexural areas and on occasion progressing to involve trunk and acral regions. Histologically epidermal acanthosis thin branch-like rete ridges and a tendency for acantholysis and pigmentary incontinence is observed.

Data from Orphanet are used to provide information on a disease's name, synonym(s), and overview. Reference: Access aggregated data from Orphanet at Orphadata. Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version June 2024

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