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Papuloerythroderma of Ofuji

Papuloerythroderma of Ofuji
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ICD-10 L30.8 (ILDS L30.806)

Papuloerythroderma of Ofuji is a rare disorder most commonly found in Japan, characterized by pruritic papules that spare the skinfolds, producing bands of uninvolved cutis, creating the so-called deck-chair sign. Frequently there is associated blood eosinophilia. Skin biopsies reveal a dense lymphohistiocytic infiltrate, eosinophils in the papillary dermis, and increased Langerhans cells (S-100 positive). Systemic steroids are the treatment of choice and may result in long-term remissions.[1]:57[2]

It was characterized in 1984.[3][4]

Use of PUVA in treatment has been described.[5]

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