Segmental eczema: Within the spectrum of mosaic spongiotic dermatitides

Daniele Torchia, L. A. Schachner

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-203
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatric Dermatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011


  • Blaschkitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Drug
  • Eczema
  • Linear
  • Mosaicism
  • Segmental
  • Spongiotic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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