Nervous system involvement in Degos disease

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Degos disease, or malignant atrophic papulosis, is a rare obstructive vasculopathy of unknown origin, characterized by distinctive skin lesions, visceral involvement, and an unfavorable outcome. The gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system are most frequently affected, but cases limited to benign skin lesions have also been described. Neuroradiologic reports of this condition are exceptionally rare. We report the case of a 29-year-old woman with central and peripheral nervous system involvement who presented with progressive clinical deterioration and a meningovascular pattern at cerebral MR imaging; other organs were spared in this patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)646-649
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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