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Degos disease


Other Names for this Disease
  • Atrophic papulosis, malignant
  • Degos syndrome
  • Degos's malignant atrophic papulosis
  • Kohlmeier-Degos disease
  • Malignant atrophic papulosis
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What causes Degos disease?

Currently the cause of Degos disease is not known. Similar skin macules have been described in people with systemic lupus erythematosus and in a patient without lupus who had anticardiolipin antibodies and lupus anticoagulant.[1]
Last updated: 3/31/2011

References
  1. Mark LA, Mirowski GW. Oral Disease and Oral-Cutaneous Manifestations of Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. In: Feldman eds. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2010;