Acquired brachial cutaneous dyschromatosis (ABCD) is a relatively newly described, acquired disorder of pigmentation characterized by geographic-shaped, gray-brown, hyperpigmented patches and interspersed with hypopigmented macules, involving the dorsal aspects of the forearms in postmenopausal women. There is a suggested relationship with hypertension and antihypertensive medication intake, specifically angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or a cumulative effect of sun damage, as possible triggers. ABCD is benign, asymptomatic, and more of an esthetic concern. Topical depigmenting agents, chemical peels, and laser therapy may be helpful.

Acquired brachial cutaneous dyschromatosis

Rongioletti F.
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Conceptualization
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Atzori L.
Secondo
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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Ferreli C.
Ultimo
Writing – Review & Editing
2021-01-01

Abstract

Acquired brachial cutaneous dyschromatosis (ABCD) is a relatively newly described, acquired disorder of pigmentation characterized by geographic-shaped, gray-brown, hyperpigmented patches and interspersed with hypopigmented macules, involving the dorsal aspects of the forearms in postmenopausal women. There is a suggested relationship with hypertension and antihypertensive medication intake, specifically angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or a cumulative effect of sun damage, as possible triggers. ABCD is benign, asymptomatic, and more of an esthetic concern. Topical depigmenting agents, chemical peels, and laser therapy may be helpful.
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