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Erythema Dyschromicum Perstans

Schmidt, Jodie DeMay

Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association:
doi: 10.1097/JDN.0b013e31821c4736
Case Study
Abstract

ABSTRACT: Erythema dyschromicum perstans is a rare skin disorder most commonly found in Mexicans, Latin Americans, and Asians. It has no known cause, and effective treatments to improve the distinct appearance have been largely unsuccessful. There are no systemic effects, but the skin lesions can be dramatic and can cause cosmetic concerns. Treatment options are limited.

Author Information

Jodie DeMay Schmidt, ARNP-DCNP, Private Practice ARNP Dermatology, James Morgan MD, Dermatology, Lake Wales, Florida.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Jodie DeMay Schmidt, ARNP-DCNP, Private Practice ARNP Dermatology, James Morgan, MD, Dermatology, 1109 Bryn Mawr Ave, Lake Wales, FL 33853. E-mail: jojopolk@aol.com

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