Ashy dermatosis

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What is ashy dermatosis?

Ashy dermatosis is also known as erythema dyschromicum perstans; it is a benign skin discoloration of blue/grey patches usually located in the face, neck, arms, and trunk. It is a controversial diagnosis as it is sometimes considered a variant of lichen planus.

Common symptoms reported by people with ashy dermatosis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with ashy dermatosis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Aczone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
ashy dermatosis (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
ashy dermatosis (1)

Data from patients with ashy dermatosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with ashy dermatosis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Aczone)
Perceived effectiveness
for ashy dermatosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
ashy dermatosis (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for ashy dermatosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
ashy dermatosis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with ashy dermatosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has ashy dermatosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 0
40s 0
50s 0
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from ashy dermatosis patients who have completed their condition history
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