Benign cutanous Degos' disease: A case report and review of the literature


COSKUN B., Saral Y. , CICEK D., OZERCAN R.

JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.31, no.8, pp.666-670, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1346-8138.2004.tb00574.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.666-670

Abstract

We report a case of benign form of Degos' disease, a rare condition often characterized by multisystemic vasculopathy, and discuss the case by the light of the limited literature available. A 34-year-old male patient was admitted to our clinic with lesions on his neck and back and a history of not getting any benefit from previous acne medications. Dermatological examination revealed erythematous papules with hemorrhagic crusts on their surfaces and many well-defined atrophic scar tissues. Histopathological evaluation of a biopsy obtained from a lesion revealed the findings of Degos' disease. Further evaluation did not reveal any sign of systemic involvement. He was diagnosed with the benign form of Degos' disease.