Poikiloderma of Civatte

From WikiProjectMed
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Poikiloderma of Civatte

Poikiloderma of Civatte[1] is a cutaneous condition and refers to reticulated red to red-brown skin patches with telangiectasias.[2] It is identifiable as a reddish-brown discoloration on the side of the neck, usually on both sides. It is more common in lighter-skinned individuals, in females rather than in males and more often affects middle-aged to elderly women. This disease is basically a change of the skin due to dilation of the blood vessels in the neck.[citation needed] "Civatte" was the French dermatologist who first identified it in the 1920s.[3]

See also


  1. Hohenleutner, Ulrich (1990). "Traditional Tattooing of the Gingiva: Successful Treatment with the Argon Laser". Archives of Dermatology. 126 (4): 547–8. doi:10.1001/archderm.1990.01670280133037. PMID 2322008.
  2. Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.[page needed]
  3. Poikiloderma of Civatte at eMedicine

External links