Atrophoderma of Pierini and Pasini
Other Names for this Disease
- Congenital atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini
- Idiopathic atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini
morphea a type of localized scleroderma. Signs and symptoms of atrophoderma of Pierini and Pasini include multiple oval, darkened (hyperpigmented) plaques in which tissue under the skin breaks down so that there is a depression (dent) within the skin. Some findings suggest that atrophoderma of Pierini and Pasini may be associated with B burgdorferi, a bacteria that causes Lyme disease, in some cases.Atrophoderma of Pierini and Pasini is thought to possibly represent a late stage of
Last updated: 1/21/2010
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