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Idiopathic atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini: A case report and review of the literature

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Author(s): Enver Turan | Siraç Aktar | Yavuz Yeşilova | Tuğba Kökgil | Gül Türkçü

Journal: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Investigations
ISSN 1309-8578

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 296;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Morphea | atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini

ABSTRACT
Idiopathic atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini (IAPP) isa type of rarely seen dermal atrophy which little sunkenfrom the skin, characterized with sharp edged plaque lesion.Lesions frequently placed symmetrically and notcause to subjective complaint. It is not certain whetherIAPP is a different entity or it is a primary atrophic variantof morphea. Seventeen year-old male patient applied toour clinic with complainant of many slightly sunken fromskin brown color spots that settle the front of body andat the middle line of back. The patient was diagnosed ofIAPP according to clinical and histopathological findings.In this case of presentation, the clinical and histopathologicalfeatures of the IAPP has been described and otheratrophic dermatosis and their distinctive features havebeen excluded in the discussion. J Clin Exp Invest 2012;3(2): 296-299
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