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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 2507542, 3 pages
Case Report

Confluent and Reticulated Papillomatosis of Gougerot-Carteaud on Black Skin: Two Observations

1Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Teaching Hospital of Treichville, BP 3, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
2Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Teaching Hospital of Bouaké, Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire

Received 6 January 2016; Accepted 21 February 2016

Academic Editor: Kowichi Jimbow

Copyright © 2016 Kouadio Celestin Ahogo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis of Goujerot-Carteaud is a rare and benign skin disease characterized by flat papules taking a reticulated appearance. It is a skin disease of unknown etiology and nosology that is always discussed. This disease preferentially involves the chest and interscapular regions. It is a condition probably underdiagnosed in black skin because it generally simulates a pigmented tinea versicolor. This pathology withstands antifungal treatment but has a particular sensitivity to cyclines thus constituting a distinguishing criterion, useful for diagnosis which should be evoked in front of these reticulated confluent papules.