Samburga disease

Samburga disease (synonym progressive pigment dermatitis) is a rare, chronic disease of the group hemosiderosis skin. The etiology is unknown; occurs mostly in young men. On the skin of the lower leg and feet, rarely appear on the thighs point reddish spots, which merge to form plaques, slightly scaly, reddish-brown color. Treatment: vitamins C, P, antihistamines (Dimedrol, chloride calcium 10%), local - ointment with corticosteroids, irrigation - chloroethyl, massage concentrated coal acid.
Cm. also Gemosideros skin.

Samburga disease (J. F. Schamberg; synonym progressive pigment dermatitis) is a rare, unclear etiology dermatosis group hemosiderosis. Starts with education on the skin spot reddish spots (like grains of Cayenne pepper). Due to their merger and peripheral growth formed plaques brown-brown color, size from 1 to 10 cm, which strengthened skin pattern, may be flaking, and later surface atrophy. In contrast to illness Majocchi, foci of annular shape is formed. Located usually on the shins and feet, less often on the thighs, arms, face, a popular form); occurs mostly in young men, some feelings are not followed. Hemorrhagic phenomena of the internal organs is not observed; possible General vascular dystonia; capillary fragility of the skin is often raised. Histologically: the expansion of capillaries and proliferation their endothelium, minor perivascular lymphohistiocytosis infiltration, hemosiderin deposition. Treatment: vitamins C, P, K, locally - ointment with steroids, irrigation chloroethyl or short-term applications snow carbonic acid.