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Confluent and Reticulated Papillomatosis of Gougerot-Carteaud on Black Skin: Two Observations.

Ahogo KC, Gbery PI, Bamba V, Kouassi YI, Ecra EJ, Kouassi KA, Allou AS - Case Rep Dermatol Med (2016)

Bottom Line: Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis of Goujerot-Carteaud is a rare and benign skin disease characterized by flat papules taking a reticulated appearance.This disease preferentially involves the chest and interscapular regions.It is a condition probably underdiagnosed in black skin because it generally simulates a pigmented tinea versicolor.

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Teaching Hospital of Treichville, BP 3, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

ABSTRACT
Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis of Goujerot-Carteaud is a rare and benign skin disease characterized by flat papules taking a reticulated appearance. It is a skin disease of unknown etiology and nosology that is always discussed. This disease preferentially involves the chest and interscapular regions. It is a condition probably underdiagnosed in black skin because it generally simulates a pigmented tinea versicolor. This pathology withstands antifungal treatment but has a particular sensitivity to cyclines thus constituting a distinguishing criterion, useful for diagnosis which should be evoked in front of these reticulated confluent papules.

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Mentions: A 38-year-old patient with no particular antecedents presented for more than six months with flat papular lesions 1–5 mm in diameter, grayish pigmented color, and verrucose surface. These lesions began on the interscapular area to extend to the entire chest region and upper back. Then they came together in places by large losangic placards at the thoracic region (Figure 1). The lesions were neither painful nor itchy. The diagnosis of tinea versicolor pigmented form was retained many times in dermatology consultation. During its therapeutic itinerary all local and systemic antifungal treatments by different families have remained ineffective. In paraclinical assessment, mycological samples could not keep germ and histological examination obtained from the lesional skin revealed hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, and papillomatosis. It was not specific. Faced with these networked, confluent flat papules and this unspecific paraclinical assessment, diagnosis of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis of Gougerot-Carteaud was secondarily mentioned. Treatment with minocycline at a dose of 100 mg/day resulted in complete cure of the patient in two weeks (Figure 2).


Confluent and Reticulated Papillomatosis of Gougerot-Carteaud on Black Skin: Two Observations.

Ahogo KC, Gbery PI, Bamba V, Kouassi YI, Ecra EJ, Kouassi KA, Allou AS - Case Rep Dermatol Med (2016)

Complete cure of the patient after two weeks.
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fig2: Complete cure of the patient after two weeks.
Mentions: A 38-year-old patient with no particular antecedents presented for more than six months with flat papular lesions 1–5 mm in diameter, grayish pigmented color, and verrucose surface. These lesions began on the interscapular area to extend to the entire chest region and upper back. Then they came together in places by large losangic placards at the thoracic region (Figure 1). The lesions were neither painful nor itchy. The diagnosis of tinea versicolor pigmented form was retained many times in dermatology consultation. During its therapeutic itinerary all local and systemic antifungal treatments by different families have remained ineffective. In paraclinical assessment, mycological samples could not keep germ and histological examination obtained from the lesional skin revealed hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, and papillomatosis. It was not specific. Faced with these networked, confluent flat papules and this unspecific paraclinical assessment, diagnosis of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis of Gougerot-Carteaud was secondarily mentioned. Treatment with minocycline at a dose of 100 mg/day resulted in complete cure of the patient in two weeks (Figure 2).

Bottom Line: Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis of Goujerot-Carteaud is a rare and benign skin disease characterized by flat papules taking a reticulated appearance.This disease preferentially involves the chest and interscapular regions.It is a condition probably underdiagnosed in black skin because it generally simulates a pigmented tinea versicolor.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Teaching Hospital of Treichville, BP 3, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

ABSTRACT
Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis of Goujerot-Carteaud is a rare and benign skin disease characterized by flat papules taking a reticulated appearance. It is a skin disease of unknown etiology and nosology that is always discussed. This disease preferentially involves the chest and interscapular regions. It is a condition probably underdiagnosed in black skin because it generally simulates a pigmented tinea versicolor. This pathology withstands antifungal treatment but has a particular sensitivity to cyclines thus constituting a distinguishing criterion, useful for diagnosis which should be evoked in front of these reticulated confluent papules.

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Related in: MedlinePlus