Familial pigmented purpuric dermatoses

J Dermatol. 2006 Sep;33(9):639-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1346-8138.2006.00149.x.


Pigmented purpuric dermatoses (PPD) are chronic, asymptomatic dermatoses characterized by petechiae, pigmentation and rarely telangiectasias. Familial occurrence of PPD is very rare. We report four individuals in a family over three generations. The inheritance is suggestive of an autosomal dominant pattern.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Leg Dermatoses / genetics*
  • Leg Dermatoses / pathology
  • Male
  • Pedigree
  • Purpura / genetics*
  • Purpura / pathology