Ashy dermatosis in Adult
EDP presents as asymptomatic or mildly pruritic gray-blue or gray-brown macules of various sizes on the neck, trunk, and proximal extremities. Lesions are generally distributed symmetrically and there can occasionally be an erythematous or raised border. EDP is slowly progressive. The condition does not typically regress in adults, but may spontaneously resolve in children.
EDP has been associated with certain exposures, including ammonium nitrate, oral radiographic contrast media, cobalt, and parasitic whipworm infection.
EDP occurs with equal frequency in men and women and most commonly occurs when patients are young adults.
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Last Updated: 06/10/2019