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Degos disease


Other Names for this Disease

  • Atrophic papulosis, malignant
  • Degos syndrome
  • Degos's malignant atrophic papulosis
  • Kohlmeier-Degos disease
  • Malignant atrophic papulosis
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Overview

Degos disease is a rare blood vessel disorder. It is characterized by blockages of small to medium sized blood vessels.  This slows or stops the flow of blood through the affected vessels. Severity of symptoms depends on the extent and location of the affected blood vessels. Some individuals with Degos disease have isolated skin involvement and develop porcelain-white macules on their skin. Other individuals have more wide spread disease. Multiorgan disease can become life threatening.[1] The cause of this condition is currently unknown.
Last updated: 3/31/2011

References

  1. Malignant Atrophic Papulosis. MeSH. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/cgi/mesh/2011/MB_cgi?mode=&index=24677&view=expanded. Accessed 3/31/2011.
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Basic Information

  • DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
  • The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.

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  • Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. Click on the link to view this information. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
  • MeSH® (Medical Subject Headings) is a terminology tool used by the National Library of Medicine. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
  • The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
  • Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs.  Access to this database is free of charge.
  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Degos disease. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.

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Other Names for this Disease
  • Atrophic papulosis, malignant
  • Degos syndrome
  • Degos's malignant atrophic papulosis
  • Kohlmeier-Degos disease
  • Malignant atrophic papulosis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.