2013
DOI: 10.1159/000348708
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A New Type of Annular Erythema with Perieccrine Inflammation: Erythema Papulatum Centrifugum

Abstract: Erythema papulatum centrifugum (EPC) was first described in 1962 by Watanabe [Jpn J Dermatol 1962;72:573] as eczematous lesions extending centrifugally. To date, more than 150 cases have been reported, but only in the Japanese literature. A review of the Japanese literature including our 5 new cases reveals that EPC occurs in middle-aged persons, predominantly in males, as a single lesion on the trunk that is self-limiting but recurs frequently. Although EPC shares several characteristics with the superficial … Show more

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“…Some patients experience exacerbation after sweating or eating spicy food . The histopathologic features of EPC are quite inconspicuous, which usually show superficial perivascular inflammation with or without mild inflammation around sweat glands in the middle dermis . In our patients, only 3 cases relapsed in warm spring or summer, but inflammation around sweat glands was not found in all cases.…”
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“…Some patients experience exacerbation after sweating or eating spicy food . The histopathologic features of EPC are quite inconspicuous, which usually show superficial perivascular inflammation with or without mild inflammation around sweat glands in the middle dermis . In our patients, only 3 cases relapsed in warm spring or summer, but inflammation around sweat glands was not found in all cases.…”
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confidence: 51%
“…Erythema papulatum centrifugum has been accepted as a new and independent entity . Although EPC is not uncommon, especially in Asia, it has not received much attention, with few reports in the English language literature.…”
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