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Púrpura do Playstation

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Com as novas tecnologias, surgem novas doenças. Mas púrpura do Playstation eu realmente não esperava. Provavelmente o paciente tem que tratar de um vício também.

PlayStation purpura.
Robertson SJ, Leonard J, Chamberlain AJ.

Department of Dermatology, The Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria, Australia. [email protected]
A 16-year-old boy presented with a number of asymptomatic pigmented macules on the volar aspect of his index fingers. Dermoscopy of each macule revealed a parallel ridge pattern of homogenous reddish-brown pigment. We propose that these lesions were induced by repetitive trauma from a Sony PlayStation 3 (Sony Corporation, Tokyo, Japan) vibration feedback controller. The lesions completely resolved following abstinence from gaming over a number of weeks. Although the parallel ridge pattern is typically the hallmark for early acral lentiginous melanoma, it may be observed in a limited number of benign entities, including subcorneal haematoma.

PMID: 20695869 [PubMed – in process]

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