Poikilodermia vascularis atrophicans L94.5

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Dermatitis atrophicans reticularis Happiness; Poikilodermatic parapsoriasis; poikiloderma vasculare atrophicans; PVA

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Jacobi, 1906

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Today, it is rarely used as a term for the large-hearthy poikilodermatic form of parapsoriasis en plaques (early stage of mycosis fungoides) as well as for skin symptoms in the context of congenital poikiloderma ( Bloom syndrome, Rothmund syndrome, dyskeratosis congenita) and poikilodermatic skin changes in dermatomyositis or lupus erythematosus (late stage of the disease, poikilodermatomyositis).

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  1. Bloom B et al (2012) Poikilodermatous mycosis fungoides. Dermatol Online J 18:4

  2. Formann AB et al (1989) Progressive erythematosus and atrophic eruption in a patient with chronic myelogenous leukemia. Arch Dermatol 125: 1265-1270
  3. Jacobi E (1906) Case for diagnosis (Poikilodermia vascularis atrophicans). Negotiations of the German Dermatological Society, 9th Congress, Bern, S. 321
  4. Nakai K et al (2009) Narrow-band ultraviolet B decreases serum interleukin-2 receptor levels in patients with poikiloderma vasculare atrophicans. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 23:844-846

  5. Nofal A et al (2013) Acquired poikiloderma: proposed classification anddiagnostic
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Last updated on: 29.10.2020