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Cutis marmorata
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Cutis marmorata

Contributors: Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD, Lowell A. Goldsmith MD, MPH
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Cutis marmorata refers to the net-like, violaceous pattern seen in newborns as a result of transient shifts in cutaneous blood flow. This is a common condition, occurring more frequently in premature infants and may persist to the fourth week of life. Trisomy 18 syndrome, Down syndrome, Cornelia de Lange syndrome, and hypothyroidism have been associated with cutis marmorata that persists beyond early infancy.


R23.8 – Other skin changes

26825009 – Cutis marmorata

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Cutis marmorata
A medical illustration showing key findings of Cutis marmorata : Mottled configuration, Purple color, Net-like, Hyperpigmentation, Arms, Legs
Clinical image of Cutis marmorata - imageId=264191. Click to open in gallery.  caption: 'Diffuse reticulate erythematous patches on the legs.'
Diffuse reticulate erythematous patches on the legs.
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