poikiloderma


poikiloderma
A variegated hyperpigmentation and telangiectasia of the skin, followed by atrophy. [poikilo- + G. derma, skin]
- p. atrophicans and cataract SYN: Rothmund syndrome.
- p. atrophicans vasculare a rare condition that simulates chronic radiodermatitis in appearance; may eventuate as mycosis fungoides. SYN: parapsoriasis lichenoides.
- p. of Civatte reticulated pigmentation and telangiectasia of the sides of the cheeks and neck; common in middle-aged women.
- p. congenitale SYN: Rothmund syndrome.

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poi·kilo·der·ma .pȯi-kə-lə-'dər-mə n, pl -mas or -ma·ta -mət-ə any of several disorders characterized by patchy discoloration of the skin

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n.
a condition in which the skin atrophies and becomes pigmented, giving it a mottled appearance.

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poi·ki·lo·der·ma (poi″kĭ-lo-durґmə) pigmentary and atrophic changes in the skin, with both hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation, so that it has a mottled appearance.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Poikiloderma congenita — Better known as the Rothmund Thomson syndrome, this is an hereditary disease characterized by progressive degeneration (atrophy), scarring and abnormal pigmentation of the skin together with stunting of growth, baldness, cataracts, depressed… …   Medical dictionary

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  • poikiloderma of Civatte — a skin condition seen on sun exposed areas, especially the face and back of the neck, usually in middle aged, fair skinned persons; characteristics include reticulated, blotchy, red to brown hyperpigmentation, telangiectasias, and interspersed… …   Medical dictionary

  • poikiloderma congenitale — Rothmund Thomson syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • poikiloderma vasculare atrophicans — a chronic, localized or generalized skin condition related to large plaque parapsoriasis, characterized by skin discoloration, atrophy, telangiectasias, and sometimes bright red papules; affected skin takes on an erythematous, papery appearance… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cataract with poikiloderma atrophicans — Also known as the Rothmund Thomson syndrome, this is an hereditary disease characterized by progressive degeneration (atrophy), scarring and abnormal pigmentation of the skin together with stunting of growth, {{}}baldness, cataracts, depressed… …   Medical dictionary

  • Civatte bodies poikiloderma — Ci·vatte bodies, poikiloderma (se vahtґ) [Achille Civatte, French dermatologist, 1877–1956] see under body and poikiloderma …   Medical dictionary


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