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Incontinentia pigmenti

Synonym:

Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome

Incontinentia pigmenti is probably inherited as an x-linked dominant trait that is usually lethal in males.
Classically, there are vesicles and bullae on an erythematous base, arranged in a linear pattern along Blashko's lines. These vesicles are superseded by red, often warty papules and plaques which, in turn, are supplanted by brown lentiginous lesions in a similar pattern.
All stages can be present simultaneously.
A peripheral eosinophilia is common in the inflammatory stages.
There are often associated dental, ocular and CNS defects.

Treatment:

  • None.
incontinentia pigmenti


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