Poikiloderma of Civatte

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Poikiloderma of Civatte
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 L57.3
DiseasesDB 33209

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. ^ Geronemus R. "Poikiloderma of Civatte". Arch Dermatol. 126:547-548. 1990.
  2. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  3. ^ http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1120079-overview#a0101