Honeycomb Atrophy | definition of Honeycomb Atrophy by Medical dictionary
A rare autosomal recessive [MIM 209700] symmetric dermatopathy (genodermatosis) characterised by skin atrophy with sharply demarcated ‘pits’, variably accompanied by cardiac defects, mental retardation, neurofibromas.
Prognosis Usually slowly progressive; spontaneous regression has been reported.
Management Dermabrasion, cryotherapy, ultraviolet light radiation, topical medications, CO2 and 585 nm pulsed dye lasers
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Atrophoderma vermiculatum is a rare follicular disorder primarily affecting children with reticular or honeycomb atrophy
of the cheeks and forehead.
It is doubtful, however, if other conditions such as atrophoderma vermiculatum or honeycomb atrophy
of the face, should be included in the same spectrum.