Indian Journal of Dermatology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 290--294

Dermoscopy of follicular dowling–degos disease


Garima Dabas1, Rahul Mahajan1, TP Afra1, Dipankar De1, Sanjeev Handa1, Divya Aggarwal2, Bishan Das Radotra2 
1 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Histopathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Rahul Mahajan
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh - 160 012
India

Dowling–Degos disease (DDD) is a late-onset genodermatosis characterized by hyperpigmented macules on the flexures along with scattered comedo-like lesions and pitted acneiform scars. Follicular Dowling–Degos is a rare type of DDD, with only two reports so far. It presents with follicular papules and comedo-like lesions predominantly on the face and trunk. Dermoscopy of follicular DDD shows irregular star-shaped/Chinese letter pattern pigmentation along with comedo-like lesions. Herein, we describe diagnostic clues including dermoscopy in three patients of follicular DDD which can help in differentiating it from other disorders presenting with comedo-like lesions .


How to cite this article:
Dabas G, Mahajan R, Afra T P, De D, Handa S, Aggarwal D, Radotra BD. Dermoscopy of follicular dowling–degos disease.Indian J Dermatol 2020;65:290-294


How to cite this URL:
Dabas G, Mahajan R, Afra T P, De D, Handa S, Aggarwal D, Radotra BD. Dermoscopy of follicular dowling–degos disease. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Oct 16 ];65:290-294
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