Poikiloderma (overview) L81.89

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

congenital poikiloderma; Congenital poikiloderma; Poikilodermia acquired

Definition
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Poikiloderma refers to clinically morphologically defined, aetiologically different, congenital or acquired, varicoloured clinical pictures with circumscript or diffuse atrophy, small spotted to reticular hyper- and depigmentation, telangiectasia and erythema. The term "poikiloderma" also covers clinical pictures that can be classified as so-called pre-ageing syndromes.

Classification
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A distinction is made according to origin or association with syndromes:

Literature
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  1. Vogl A et al (2005) Skin and alcohol. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 3: 788-790

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020