Purpura anularis teleangiectodes L81.7

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

follicular purpura anulata; Majocchic disease; Purpura anularis teleangiectodes atrophicans; purpura majocchi; Teleangiectasia follicularis anulata

History
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Majocchi, 1896

Definition
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Today unusual term for a clinical variant of Purpura pigmentosa progressiva.

Etiopathogenesis
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Unknown. Possible medication triggering.

Manifestation
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Mostly occurring in men, especially in the 3rd to 5th decade of life.

Localization
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Usually begins on the legs, predominantly with symmetrical distribution. Later also infestation of trunk and arms.

Clinical features
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Fine-spotted purpura. Centrifugal growth of punctiform, telangiectatic spots, red anular or serpiginous foci. Change in colour from red to reddish brown or yellowish-brownish. Confluence of punctiform petechiae to larger spots. Possibly central atrophy of the foci.

Progression/forecast
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Chronic course over weeks to years.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020