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Degos disease in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.




 

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1998 May;38(5 Pt 2):852-6. Unique Identifier :

Malignant atrophic papulosis is a rare disorder characterized by pathognomonic cutaneous lesions that consist of infarctive thrombosis. Visceral involvement often occurs; the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system are most frequently involved. Malignant atrophic papulosis has not been previously described in an AIDS patient. We describe a 58-year-old homosexual man with AIDS who developed typical cutaneous lesions of malignant atrophic papulosis. No visceral involvement has been detected in 2 years.

*Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/COMPLICATIONS *Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous/COMPLICATIONS *Skin Diseases, Vascular/COMPLICATIONS



 




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