What is Degos Disease?
(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Degos disease (also called malignant atrophic papulosis) is an extremely rare condition or syndrome with a rare type of multisystem vasculopathy of unknown cause that affects the skin, gastrointestinal tract, and central nervous system. Other organs such as the kidneys, lungs, pleura, liver, heart, and eyes, can also be involved. This can result in bowel ischemia (mesenteric ischemia or ischemic colitis), chronic skin lesions, ocular lesions, strokes, spinal lesions, mononeuritis multiplex, epilepsy, headaches or cognitive disorders. Pleural or pericardial effusions are also reported.
In most cases, the initial symptoms of Degos disease are distinct skin lesions or a rash. Affected individuals develop small elevated bumps or spots (papules) of varying shape, usually on the trunk and upper arms and upper legs.
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