An acquired skin disease characterized by ash-coloured spot shaped macules of various sizes with shading of greyish pigment, usually found on the scalp, palms, buttocks and extremities.
First described by Oswaldo Ramirez Cienfuegos in 1952.
- Oswaldo Ramirez:
Los cenicientos: problema clinico.
Report of the First Central American Congress of Dermatology, 1957, pp 122-130. San Salvador.
- The ashy dermatosis (erythema dyschromicum perstans) - epidemiological study and report of 139 cases.
Cutis, New York, 1967, 3: 244-247.
- A. E. Rodin, J. D. Key:
Encyclopedia of medical eponyms derived from literary characters.
Melbourne, FLorida, Kirger, 1989.
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