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Sunday 5 June 2022


Definition : Poikiloderma is a skin condition that consists of areas of hypopigmentation , hyperpigmentation, telangiectasia and atrophy.

Poikiloderma of Civatte is most frequently seen on the chest or the neck, characterized by red colored pigment on the skin that is commonly associated with sun damage.


- poikiloderma vasculare atrophicans
- poikiloderma of Civatte
- hereditary sclerosing poikiloderma


- Congenital

  • Rothmund-Thompson syndrome
  • dyskeratosis congenita
  • - Mendes da Costa syndrome

- Other hereditary causes

  • Degos-Touraine syndrome
  • diffuse and macular atrophic dermatosis
  • hereditary sclerosing poikiloderma of weary
  • Kindler syndrome
  • Xeroderma pigmentosum

- Acquired

The exact cause of poikiloderma of Civatte is unknown; however, extended sun exposure, namely the ultraviolet light emitted by the sun, is the primary factor.

See also

-  cutaneous anomalies