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.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/D3198019263
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.