Schamberg's disease, or progressive pigmented purpuric dermatitis
, is a chronic discoloration of the skin which usually affects the legs and often spreads slowly.
Schamberg's disease is caused by leaky blood vessels near the surface of the skin, which allow red blood cells to slip through into the skin. The red blood cells in the skin then fall apart and release their iron which causes a rust color on the skin.
Sadly there is no treatment for this disease except using local steroid
ointment or anti allergic tablets.
has been tried to prevent reocurrence of its symptom.