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Idiopathic congenital atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini
  1. Andrea Bassi1,
  2. Giulia Remaschi1,
  3. Elisa Margherita Difonzo2,
  4. Antonella Greco1,
  5. Anna Maria Buccoliero3,
  6. Teresa Giani4,
  7. Flavio Facchini5,
  8. Rolando Cimaz4,
  9. Maurizio de Martino1
  1. 1Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy
  2. 2Department of Dermatology, IOT Palagi, Florence, Italy
  3. 3Division of Pathological Anatomy, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy
  4. 4Division of Rheumatology, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy
  5. 5Division of Plastic Surgery, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Andrea Bassi, Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, vialePieraccini, 24, Florence 50129, Italy; bassi76{at}interfree.it

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A 3-year-old boy with no significant family history presented to our dermatology service with a well circumscribed 19×8 cm, brown-coloured, atrophic plaque with a cliff-drop border and slight induration, localised on the lower back (figure 1). Medical history was unremarkable excepting for active atopic dermatitis. The lesion was reported to be present since birth and had been growing in size, without any changes in aspect. Histological examination of the skin biopsy showed a non-specific perivascular mild inflammatory infiltrate on papillary dermis (figure 2).

Figure 1

Large brown-coloured, atrophic plaque …

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