Papuloerythroderma of Ofuji

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Papuloerythroderma of Ofuji
Classification and external resources
Specialty dermatology
ICD-10 L30.8 (ILDS L30.806)

Papuloerythroderma of Ofuji is a rare disorder most commonly found in Japan, characterized by pruritic papules that spare the skinfolds, producing bands of uninvolved cutis, creating the so-called deck-chair sign. Frequently there is associated blood eosinophilia. Skin biopsies reveal a dense lymphohistiocytic infiltrate, eosinophils in the papillary dermis, and increased Langerhans cells (S-100 positive). Systemic steroids are the treatment of choice and may result in long-term remissions.[1]:57[2]

It was characterized in 1984.[3][4]

Use of PUVA in treatment has been described.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  2. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  3. ^ Torchia D, Miteva M, Hu S, Cohen C, Romanelli P (March 2010). "Papuloerythroderma 2009: Two New Cases and Systematic Review of the Worldwide Literature 25 Years after Its Identification by Ofuji et al.". Dermatology. 220 (4): 311–320. PMID 20339287. doi:10.1159/000301915. 
  4. ^ Ofuji S, Furukawa F, Miyachi Y, Ohno S (1984). "Papuloerythroderma". Dermatologica. 169 (3): 125–30. PMID 6148269. doi:10.1159/000249586. 
  5. ^ Günter Burg; Werner Kempf (2005). Cutaneous Lymphomas. Informa Health Care. pp. 365–. ISBN 978-0-8247-2997-4. Retrieved 30 May 2010.