Case Report

Schamberg’s Disease

  • Neslihan SENDUR
  • Göksun (CAN) KARAMAN
  • Ekin SAVK
  • Emel DIKICIOGLIP

Received Date: 29.11.1999 Accepted Date: 20.01.2000 Meandros Med Dent J 2000;1(1):35-37

A variant of chronic pigmented purpura, Schamberg’s disease has been reported as affecting predominantly elderly men. Data as to the incidence of the disease, however, is limited. In this report, the clinical and histopatho-logical findings of the patients with Schamberg’s disease among 12353 patients who were seen at our department in a period of two years, were evaluated. Although Schamberg’s disease has been reported as affecting predominantly elderly men, of the 7 patients in our series, 71.4% were female patients. As the disease is asymptomatic, we suggested that the prevalance of Schamberg’s disease could be higher than the value we had found.

Keywords: Schamberg’s disease, clinical characteristics, epidemiology