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Unilateral purpura annularis telangiectodes of majocchi in an elderly male: an atypical presentation

  • Author(s): Wang, Apphia
  • Shuja, Fareesa
  • Chan, Audrey
  • Wasko, Carina
  • et al.
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Abstract

Purpura annularis telangiectodes (PAT), also known as Majocchi purpura, is a rare form of pigmented purpuric dermatosis characterized by non-palpable red-brown, occasionally pruritic patches which progress to hyperpigmented halos. Purpura annularis telangiectodes usually presents in female adolescents as benign symmetric lesions with a predilection for the lower extremities. We present an atypical case of unilateral PAT in an elderly male. To our knowledge, our patient at 85-years-old is the oldest PAT and first unilateral purpura annularis telangiectodes case described in the literature.

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