What are the racial predilections of erythema dyschromicum perstans (EDP)?

Updated: Mar 23, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Darker-skinned individuals seem to be affected more often than lighter-skinned individuals. It is a rare disorder of pigmentation that is most common in Hispanic patients. [15] It may also occur in children from the Indian subcontinent. [16] Unlike adult patients, who are most commonly of Hispanic origin, children with erythema dyschromicum perstans are usually white. [17, 18]

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