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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 114-116

Idiopathic eruptive macular pigmentation


Department of DVL, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Asiya Begum
22/2, II Main, Pillanna Garden 1st Stage, Bengaluru - 560 084, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.143661

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Idiopathic eruptive macular pigmentation (IEMP) is an uncommon, rather under-reported disease entity of the pediatric age characterized by asymptomatic, brownish hyperpigmented macules involving the neck and trunk with no preceding inflammation or exposure to drug. Here we report this case to increase awareness of this entity among dermatologists, dermatopathologists and pediatricians. A 11-year-old healthy boy presented with brownish-gray to dark, discrete, asymptomatic macules on the face, trunk, neck and limbs of insidious onset. Histopathologic examination showed melanophages, mild perivascular lymphohistiocytic infiltrate in the papillary dermis and papillomatosis. The natural course of the disease is spontaneous remission without treatment, which was so even in our patient. IEMP is a benign entity with an excellent prognosis as it exhibits spontaneous resolution. It falls into the differential diagnoses of asymptomatic hyperpigmentatory disorders in pediatric population. Awareness of the entity leads to avoidance of unnecessary aggressive damaging treatment.


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