Ninad Pendharkar, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

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Poikiloderma of Civatte

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Characteristic findings on physical examination Poikiloderma of Civatte is a combination of linear telangiectasia, reticulate hyperpigmentation and slight atrophy occurring most commonly in sun-exposed areas, including the sides of the neck, lower anterior neck, and “V” of the chest (Figure 1). Poikiloderma typically spares anatomically shaded areas, such as…

Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis (Leukopathia symmetrica progressiva)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Characteristic findings on physical examinatiion Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (IGH) is a common benign acquired condition that presents as small irregularly-shaped, well-defined hypopigmented porcelain white macules, predominantly on shins and forearm (Figure 1). The surface is smooth, without atrophy. Usually, the trunk and face are spared. Once present, lesions do…

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