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Poikiloderma of Civatte - Skin
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Contributors: Noah Craft MD, PhD, Lindy P. Fox MD, Lowell A. Goldsmith MD, MPH, Michael D. Tharp MD
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Synopsis

Poikiloderma of Civatte is a chronic benign skin condition caused by long-term sun exposure in fair-skinned adults. Poikiloderma of Civatte refers to a specific pattern of mottled erythema involving the lateral neck and the superior medial chest. Poikiloderma involves the clinical triad of telangiectasia, hyper- and/or hypopigmentation, and superficial (epidermal or superficial dermal) atrophy. This condition is typically brought to the attention of the clinician as a new rash even though it develops slowly over months to years. As many as half of all patients may complain of mild itching, burning, or flushing in affected areas. Poikiloderma of Civatte is a cosmetic problem typically affecting women more frequently than men and typically appears in and after the fifth decade of life. Contact sensitization to chemicals present in fragrances and cosmetics has been proposed as a cofactor in the development of this disorder.

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ICD10CM:
L57.3 – Poikiloderma of Civatte

SNOMEDCT:
45265000 – Poikiloderma of Civatte

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Poikiloderma of Civatte : Anterior neck, Erythema, Lateral neck, Superior chest, Telangiectasia, History of severe sunburns
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Telangiectasias and some hyper- and hypopigmentation on the lateral neck.
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