Reticulate Hyperpigmented Scleroderma: A New Pigmentary Manifestation

Clin Exp Dermatol. 2005 Mar;30(2):131-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2004.01683.x.


Scleroderma is a systemic disease with a myriad of cutaneous manifestations. Pigmentary disturbances have been described in scleroderma. While diffuse generalized hyperpigmentation and localized hypopigmentation with perifollicular hyper-pigmentation are well recognized, a vascular induced hyperpigmentation has only been recently described. In this paper, we report another unrecognized pigmentary abnormality in a 48-year-old patient who presented with a reticulate hyper-pigmentation affecting the trunk, upper and lower limbs. To our knowledge, cutaneous hyperpigmented reticulate scleroderma has not been reported previously.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperpigmentation / etiology*
  • Hyperpigmentation / pathology
  • Middle Aged
  • Scleroderma, Systemic / complications*
  • Scleroderma, Systemic / pathology