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Atrophoderma of Pierini and Pasini
Other Names for this Disease
- Congenital atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini
- Idiopathic atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini
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Atrophoderma of Pierini and Pasini is thought to possibly represent a late stage of 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.
- Yu BD, Eisen AZ. Scleroderma. In: Freedberg IM, Eisen AZ, Wolff K, Austen KF, Goldsmith LA, Katz SI. Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in Genral Medicine. 6th ed. New York NY: McGraw Hill; 2003.
- Laumann A, Vashi N. Atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini. eMedicine. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1073949-overview. Accessed January 21, 2010.
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