Doctors Lounge - Dermatology Answers
"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."
Forum Name: Dermatology Topics
|b8tzm - Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:53 am||
I have had a diamond shaped pattern of rashes in 1 spot on my back for 24 hrs. It is not raised and it does not itch. Can anyone tell me what this is? I have links to two pictures that are real good. Thanks
http://family.webshots.com/photo/247511 ... 1782qaljFw
http://family.webshots.com/photo/295069 ... 1782SpEwzK
|Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:03 pm||
Hello,You have posted a very interesting observation.The diamond shaped areas probably represent the marking on the cloth you wore or contact to a seat with similar markings.
The condition could well be purpuric contact dermatitis to textile.This is an unusual reaction manifested as a vascular reaction possibly to acrylic material.
Textile dye patch test could give a diagnosis.Disperse blue dyes are common sensitisers.
Other causes of ecchymosis need to be ruled out too.Do consult a dermatologist for patch tests and other investigations.
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.