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Schweninger-Buzzi syndrome

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A disturbance occurring almost exclusively in females, with onset usually in 2nd to 4th decade. It is characterized by symmetric crops of round or oval skin-coloured papules, eventually becoming bluish, soft protuberances (1-2 cm in diameter). On trunk and extremities, back of shoulders and extensor surfaces of arms preferred locations, seldom on face or neck.

First described in 1881 by Ernst Schweninger and Fausto Buzzi. The inflammatory variant was reported by Celso Pellizari in 1884 and Josef Jadassohn in 1892.

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  • E. Schweninger, F. Buzzi:
    Multiple benign tumor like new growth of the skin. In: Internationaler Atlas von seltenen Hautkrankheiten. Teil 5 Tafel 15. L. Voss, Leipzig, 1889?
  • C. Pellizzari:
    Eritema orticato atrofizzante(;?)atrophia partiale idiopathica della pelle.
    Giornale italiano delle malattie venere e delle malattie della pelle, Milano, 1884; 19: 230.
  • J. Jadassohn:
    Über eine eigenartige Form von «Atrophia maculosa cutis».
    Verhandlungen der deutschen dermatologischen Gesellschaft, 1892, 342-358.

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