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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 212-216

Stereotypical linear purpura of the upper limbs: A report of three cases of a rare psychocutaneous disorder and review of the literature

1 Department of Psychiatry, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy, R.G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sudip Kumar Ghosh
Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy, R.G. Kar Medical College, 1, Khudiram Bose Road, Kolkata - 700 004, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_356_19

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Mechanically induced purpura with its varied clinical presentations may often pose a great diagnostic challenge to the treating physician. In this report, we seek to familiarize clinicians with a relatively new and rarely diagnosed psychocutaneous disorder, stereotypical linear mechanically induced purpura of the upper limbs, which we had the chance to detect in three teenage girls from Eastern India. A review of the PubMed and Medline database reveals a paucity of information on this subject, especially in the English language literature. Only a handful of reports have been described worldwide till date. However, it is probably hitherto unreported from India.



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