poikiloderma atrophicans vasculare

poi·ki·lo·der·ma a·troph·'i·cans vas·cu·la·'re

a rare condition that simulates chronic radiodermatitis in appearance; may eventuate as mycosis fungoides.

poikiloderma atrophicans vasculare

[-dur′mə]
Etymology: Gk, poikilos, variation, derma, skin, a + trophe, not nourishment; L, vasculum, little vessel
an abnormal skin condition characterized by hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation, telangiectasia, and atrophy of the epidermis. It may be symmetric or patchy, localized, or widespread. It tends to be permanent.
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Poikiloderma atrophicans vasculare

poikiloderma atrophicans vasculare

A generalized dermatitis of unknown cause. It is symmetrical and occurs almost exclusively in adults. There is widespread telangiectasia, pigmentation, and atrophy of the skin.
See also: poikiloderma