Year : 2007 | Volume
: 52 | Issue : 3 | Page : 141--144
Hyperpigmented keratotic plaques below the elbow and above the knee: An unexplored entity?
Sujata Sengupta, Jayanta Kumar Das, Asok Gangopadhyay
Department of Dermatology, RKM Seva Pratisthan and Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Kolkata, India
Background: Hyperpigmented keratotic lesions below the elbow and above the knee are common, but not yet described in the literature. Aim: To clinicopathologically analyze the lesions to find out their etiology, aggravating factors, associated diseases and histopathological features. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients having such lesions were subjected to detailed history-taking and clinical examination. A biopsy from the local area was performed in all the cases. The data obtained was statistically analyzed. Results: The commonest age group affected comprised of middle-aged females. In 50% cases, friction played an important role, and in the rest, no cause was found. Majority of patients had no other dermatological or systemic disorders. Nonspecific histopathologic changes were observed in 60%. Conclusion: Our study points towards the existence of an idiopathic hyperpigmentation around the elbow and knee that is common and not associated with any other skin disorder and is histologically nonspecific.
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Sengupta S, Das JK, Gangopadhyay A. Hyperpigmented keratotic plaques below the elbow and above the knee: An unexplored entity?.Indian J Dermatol 2007;52:141-144
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Sengupta S, Das JK, Gangopadhyay A. Hyperpigmented keratotic plaques below the elbow and above the knee: An unexplored entity?. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Aug 11 ];52:141-144
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