Autumn perniosis T69.8

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

Perniosis Autumn perniosis

Definition
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The clinical picture corresponding to spring perniosis in autumn.

Localization
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Especially on the lower legs but also in the area of the upper auricles.

Clinical features
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Slight burning, later stinging, periodically beginning pain at the blue-red discolored upper edge of the auricle. Frequent hardening and nodules, also ulcerations with loss of substance and distortion of the edge of the auricle.

Therapy
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In the acute phase, supply of heat and/or hyperemic ointments. In case of inflammatory changes glucocorticoid-containing external preparations such as 1% hydrocortisone external preparations (e.g. Hydro-Wolff, R121 ). Prophylactically, especially in the transitional seasons, protection against cold, warm shoes! Active vascular training through sauna, Kneipp cures, underwater massages, alternating warm baths.

Progression/forecast
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With corresponding environmental influences, a tendency to recur. Otherwise favourable prognosis.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020