Like many other polygenic skin disorders, atopic dermatitis may present in a segmental pattern, probably expression of cutaneous mosaicism. After a brief case vignette, we reviewed systematically and critically the literature on segmental spongiotic dermatitides. We identified 70 reported cases of segmental spongiotic dermatitis (31 of segmental eczema/ non otherwise specified dermatitis, 34 of so-called "blaschkitis" and 5 of drug-induced dermatitis). On the basis of current evidence, segmental atopic dermatitis and blaschkitis appear to be clinically and etiopathogenically distinct conditions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||European Journal of Pediatric Dermatology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health