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International Journal of Recent Surgical and Medical Sciences


Idiopathic eruptive macular pigmentation (IEMP) is a distinct clinicopathologic entity of which less cases have been reported in the literature. We report here a case of a 16-year-old boy who had completely asymptomatic brownish-colored lesions distributed over the trunk, back, and upper limbs since 4 months, and histopathologic findings showed features consistent with diagnosis of IEMP with one additional finding having papillomatosis with moderate acanthosis. We are reporting this case with additional clinical finding that is accentuated skin markings similar to acanthosis on dermoscopy, which aid in clinical diagnosis of this less reported entity. This helps avoidance of unnecessary treatment for this self-resolving state.

Keywords: Dermoscopy, Differentials, Idiopathic eruptive macular pigmentation, Pigmented papillomatosis.

How to cite this article: Khare S, Madke B, Singh A. Accentuated Skin Markings: A Clinical Clue for Idiopathic Eruptive Macular Pigmentation. Int J Recent Surg Med Sci 2016;2(2):108-110.

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