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Skin-nontumor / Clinical Dermatology

Other dermatoses

Poikiloderma atrophicans vasculare


Reviewer: Mowafak Hamodat, MB.CH.B, MSc., FRCPC, Eastern Health, St. Johns, Canada (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 1 August 2011, last major update August 2011
Copyright: (c) 2002-2011, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Circumscribed violaceous erythema with associated telangiectasia, hypopigmentation and superficial atrophy
● Occurs in posterior shoulders, back, buttocks, V shaped area of the anterior neck and chest
● Often a late finding in dermatomyositis
● Also the atrophic form of the patch stage of myocosis fungoides

Terminology
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● Also called poikilodermatomyositis, large plaque parapsoriasis

Clinical description
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● Violaceous to deep red lesions

Micro images
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Contributed by Dr. Asmaa Gaber Abdou, Menofiya University, Egypt: 30 year old woman with erythematous patches mainly on the trunk and limbs

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