Pediatr Dermatol 2022 Jan 21;39(1):112-114. Epub 2021 Dec 21.
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
A 17-year-old Caucasian boy presented with progressive left-sided weakness, transient slurred speech, and skin lesions characterized by 3-5 mm, pink, asymptomatic papules with white atrophic centers on his central abdomen, back, and lower extremities. Skin biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of malignant atrophic papulosis, a rare vasculopathy that leads to the occlusion of small- and medium-sized arteries. He was treated with cyclophosphamide, eculizumab, treprostinil, pentoxifylline, heparin, and acetylsalicylic acid. Read More