poikiloderma of Civatte

poi·ki·lo·der·ma of Ci·vat·te

(sē-vaht'),
reticulated pigmentation and telangiectasia of the sides of the cheeks and neck; common in middle-aged women.

poikiloderma of Civatte

a common benign progressive dermatitis characterized by erythematous patches on the face and neck that become dry and scaly. As the condition progresses, pigment is deposited around the hair follicles, extending down the lateral aspects of the neck. Photosensitivity is sometimes associated with this dermatitis. Also called reticulated pigmented poikiloderma.
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Poikiloderma of Civatte

poikiloderma of Civatte

Reticulated pigmentation and telangiectasia of the sides of the face and neck; seen quite commonly in middle-aged women.
Synonym: Berkshire neck.
See also: poikiloderma

Civatte,

Achille, French dermatologist, 1877-1956.
Civatte bodies - eosinophilic hyaline spherical bodies seen in or just beneath the epidermis, particularly in lichen planus, formed by necrosis of individual basal cells. Synonym(s): colloid bodies
Civatte disease - Synonym(s): poikiloderma of Civatte
poikiloderma of Civatte - reticulated pigmentation and telangiectasia of the sides of the cheeks and neck; common in middle-aged women. Synonym(s): Civatte disease
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A benign condition, poikiloderma of Civatte typically affects the sides of the neck, as you describe, although it may also appear on the sides of the face or on the upper chest.
Poikiloderma of Civatte is usually caused by accumulated sun exposure over the years, though it also can be triggered by certain drugs that increase sensitivity to the sun.
22) Differential Diagnoses (29): Acquired bilateral nevus of Ota-like macules, Argyria, Addison's disease, Atopic dermatitis, Berloque dermatitis, Chronic actinic dermatitis, Chrysiasis, Contact dermatitis, Cutaneous lupus erythematosus, Drug-induced hyperpigmentation, Erythema dyschromicumperstans, Erythromelanosisfollicularisfaciei et colli, Exogenous ochronosis, Facial erythema abigne, Lentigo, Lichen planus, actinic type, Mastocytosis, Minocycline pigmentation, Photosensitivity reactions, Polymorphous light eruption, Poikiloderma of Civatte, Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, Riehl'smelanosis, Skin infections
Further, poikiloderma of Civatte [14] is a different condition again.
Berson, the problem sounds like Poikiloderma of Civatte, a condition that usually affects the skin on the sides of the neck and is related to accumulated sun exposure over the years.