Poikiloderma of Civatte

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Poikiloderma of Civatte
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Poikiloderma of Civatte[1] is a cutaneous condition and refers to reticulated red to red-brown patches with telangiectasias.[2] It is identifiable as the reddish brown discoloration on sides of the neck, usually on both sides. It is more common with women than men and more commonly effects middle-aged to elderly women. "Poikiloderma" is basically a change of the skin due to dilation of the blood vessels in the neck. "Civatte" was the French dermatologist who first identified it in the 1920s.[3]

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  1. ^ Hohenleutner, Ulrich (1990). "Traditional Tattooing of the Gingiva: Successful Treatment with the Argon Laser". Archives of Dermatology. 126 (4): 547–8. doi:10.1001/archderm.1990.01670280133037. PMID 2322008.
  2. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.[page needed]
  3. ^ Poikiloderma of Civatte at eMedicine

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