Poikiloderma is most frequently seen on the chest or the neck, characterized by red colored pigment on the skin that is commonly associated with sun damage.
It is a condition that may present a cosmetic nuisance, yet it poses no health risks on its own.
- Rothmund-Thompson Syndrome
- Dyskeratosis Congenita
- Mendes da Costa Syndrome
- Other Hereditary Causes
- Degos-Touraine Syndrome
- Diffuse and Macular Atrophic Dermatosis
- Hereditary Sclerosing Poikiloderma of Weary
- Kindler Syndrome
- Weary-Kindler Syndrome
- Xeroderma pigmentosum
- Injury to cold, heat, ionizing radiation, exposure to sensitizing chemicals
- Lichen Planus
- Lupus Erythematosus
- Systemic Sclerosis
- Cutaneous T Cell Lymphomas
Albeit difficult, treatment of poikiloderma involves the delivery of multiple wavelengths of intense pulsed light (IPL) to the affected area.
- Celibre Medical "Poikiloderma More Information", Celibre.com, referenced July 22, 2011.
- American Osteopathic College of Dermatology "Dermatologic Disease Database", aocd.org, referenced July 22, 2011.
- PubMed.gov "Treatment of poikiloderma of Civatte with an intense pulsed light source", PubMed.gov, referenced July 22, 2011.
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