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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 is the typical prognosis (long term outlook) for people with Degos disease?

Prognosis of individuals with Degos disease varies considerably depending on the extent of blood vessel involvement. Individuals with isolated skin macules have a good prognosis, while individuals with multisystem disease often face life threatening complications.  To learn more about your or your loved one’s prognosis we strongly recommend that you speak with a healthcare provider.
Last updated: 3/31/2011