Poikiloderma

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Poikiloderma is a condition in which skin begins to waste away (atrophy) and becomes pigmented.

Poikilodremema is also defined as a combination of atrophy, hypo- and hyper-pigmented, and telangiectasis. The result is the skin having a mottled discoloured appearance.


Poikiloderma is included in this section because it is a type of skin lesion.

See also types of skin lesions (all on one page). This may interest students of massage, reflexology, holistic treatments of various types, beauty therapies, and other health related courses.

Further information about skin includes the structure of skin (with diagram), an explanation of what dermatology means and includes and textbooks about dermatology.

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