Diffuse dermal angiomatosis

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Diffuse dermal angiomatosis

Diffuse dermal angiomatosis is a rare condition in which purplish patches develop in the skin, most often on the legs, though they may occur in other areas of the body.   Sometimes these purple patches can become open wounds in the skin (ulcerations), which may be painful.  This condition occurs when cells that line blood vessels grow into the surrounding skin tissue and rapidly increase in number. The exact cause of diffuse dermal angiomatosis is unknown, but it is thought to result from a lack of blood flow to the skin.  It has been suggested that the lack of blood flow may be due to blocked blood vessels (such as in atherosclerosis) or large amounts of fatty tissue under the skin.   Diffuse dermal angiomatosis is usually treated with surgery on the blood vessels to restore normal blood flow to the affected area of the skin.  Two medications - isotretinoin and steroids - have been used to successfully treat this condition in a small number of patients.
 

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The terms "Diffuse dermal angiomatosis" returned 3 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Persistent cutaneous abdominal ulcerations secondary to diffuse dermal angiomatosis: an underestimated sign for severe atherosclerosis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Lidia García-Colmenero, Gemma Martin-Ezquerra, Ignacio Gómez-Martín, Meritxell Mellado Joan, Carlos Barranco, Raquel Albero-González, Judith Villar-García, Ramon M Pujol

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jul;95(29):e4212.

 

Diffuse dermal angiomatosis (DDA) is a rare, acquired, reactive vascular proliferation, clinically characterized by livedoid erythematous-violaceous plaques, which frequently evolve to ulceration and necrosis. Histopathologically, it is manifested by a diffuse proliferation of endothelial ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Diffuse dermal angiomatosis in a patient with an iatrogenic arterio-venous fistula and Wegener's granulomatosis.
 

Author(s): Andrea Bassi, Meena Arunachalam, Vincenza Maio, Elisa Difonzo

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2013 Jan;93(1):93-4.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Diffuse dermal angiomatosis.
 

Author(s): K Morimoto, H Iioka, H Asada, K Kichikawa, S Taniguchi, M Kuwahara

Journal: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2011 Sep;42(3):381-3.

 

Diffuse dermal angiomatosis (DDA) is characterized clinically by painful erythematous lesions with ulcers and histologically by a benign, diffuse, and self-limited proliferation of tiny blood vessels in the superficial layers of the reticular dermis. Here we describe a case of DDA ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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