Perniosis

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Perniosis

Perniosis are itchy and/or tender red or purple bumps that occur as a reaction to cold. In severe cases blistering, pustules, scabs and ulceration can occur. Occasionally the lesions may be ring-shaped. They may become thickened and persist for months. Perniosis is a form of vasculitis. Signs and symptoms occur hours after cold exposure. Risk factors for perniosis include, having poor blood circulation (such as due to diabetes or smoking), a family history of perniosis, poor nutrition, and low body weight. Perniosis may occur alone or in association with an autoimmune condition (e.g., lupus, scleroderma), bone marrow disorder, or cancer. Treatment aims to relieve itching and swelling, prevent infection, and lifestyle/adaptive changes to prevent future symptoms.
 

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The terms "Perniosis" returned 5 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Small lymphocytic lymphoma with florid perniosis-like features: a case report.
 

Author(s): Taylor M Morris, Rosetta Mazzola, Brian Berry, Douglas Sawyer, David L Saltman

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Small lymphocytic lymphoma is a relatively rare B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is considered to be the tissue equivalent of the much more common entity chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Cutaneous manifestations of small lymphocytic lymphoma are infrequent and the literature regarding ...

Last Updated: 23 Jul 2015

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Perniosis in a long-distance cyclist crossing Mongolia.
 

Author(s): Andrew J Neal, Alison M Jarman, Timothy G Bennett

Journal: J Travel Med. ;19(1):66-8.

 

We report a case of severe perniosis in a long-distance cyclist. This case demonstrates the importance of identifying those at risk of cold-related injuries who are about to embark on extensive travel in cold environments.

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2012

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Acute perniosis in elderly people: a predictive sign of systemic disease?
 

Author(s): Massimo Guadagni, Guido Nazzari

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2010 Sep;90(5):544-5.

 

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2010

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