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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: Mr. BK 29 years old, with a history of multiple episodes of chlamydial urethritis, had seven-month flat papular lesions and pigmented slightly squamous surface. These lesions sat in the pectoral region and upper back (Figure 3). They were without functional signs. The diagnosis of tinea versicolor pigmented form was also mentioned several times. All antifungal treatments were ineffective, but the patient noted a disappearance of cutaneous lesions after each treatment of its episodes of urethritis with doxycycline. He used to take doxycycline for 10 days at a dose of 200 mg/day. However this healing was always followed by recurrence approximately one month later. In paraclinical assessment, mycological samples taken could not keep germs. Histological examination of a skin biopsy room was noncontributory. Faced with this unspecific paraclinical assessment of these network papules, we discussed the diagnosis of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis of Gougerot-Carteaud and instituted treatment with minocycline at a dose of 100 mg/day. This therapy resulted in complete cure of the patient in 15 days (Figure 4). No recurrence was noted after nine months of regress.


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)

Flat papular lesions in the pectoral region.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4835623&req=5

fig3: Flat papular lesions in the pectoral region.
Mentions: Mr. BK 29 years old, with a history of multiple episodes of chlamydial urethritis, had seven-month flat papular lesions and pigmented slightly squamous surface. These lesions sat in the pectoral region and upper back (Figure 3). They were without functional signs. The diagnosis of tinea versicolor pigmented form was also mentioned several times. All antifungal treatments were ineffective, but the patient noted a disappearance of cutaneous lesions after each treatment of its episodes of urethritis with doxycycline. He used to take doxycycline for 10 days at a dose of 200 mg/day. However this healing was always followed by recurrence approximately one month later. In paraclinical assessment, mycological samples taken could not keep germs. Histological examination of a skin biopsy room was noncontributory. Faced with this unspecific paraclinical assessment of these network papules, we discussed the diagnosis of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis of Gougerot-Carteaud and instituted treatment with minocycline at a dose of 100 mg/day. This therapy resulted in complete cure of the patient in 15 days (Figure 4). No recurrence was noted after nine months of regress.

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.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus