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Possible photoactivated dermatitis with features of post-inflammatory pigmentary alteration (PIPA) and rosacea

  • Author(s): Orme, Charisse M;
  • Shvartsbeyn, Marianna;
  • Meehan, Shane A;
  • Kornreich, Craig;
  • Ramachandran, Sarika;
  • Soter, Nicholas A
  • et al.

Cutaneous flushing and facial erythema are common dermatologic conditions that elicit a wide differential diagnosis that includes rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, photodermatitis, connective-tissue diseases, carcinoid syndrome, and mastocytosis. Herein we present an usual case of a mask-like rosacea-PIPA overlap that occurred in a patient with prior history of rectal carcinoid tumor and a negative systemic evaluation.

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