Vimal Agarwal

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Degos Disease (Kohlmeier Disease, Degos-Kohlmeier Disease, Malignant atrophic papulosis, benign atrophic papulosis, Malignant atrophic papulosis)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Atrophic papulosis or Degos disease (DD) has 2 variants: 1) a more common, limited, cutaneous type, which can be referred to as benign atrophic papulosis (BAP) and 2) a severe systemic, fatal variant, which can be referred to as malignant atrophic papulosis (MAP). Most cases of eruptions with clinical…

Blistering Distal Dactylitis

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Blistering distal dactylitis (BDD) results from and was initially described in group A β-hemolytic Streptococcus (GABHS) infections that manifested with bullae on acral skin. Characteristic findings on physical examination In BDD the acral oval bullae are typically 10-30mm in diameter. BDD most commonly occurs as bullae on the volar…

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