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atrophie blanche

Pronunciation: a-trō′fē blahnsh′

Definition: Small smooth ivory-white areas on the skin with hyperpigmented borders and telangiectasis, developing into atrophic stellate scars; seen especially on the legs and ankles of middle-aged women, and associated with livedo reticularis and dermal hyalinizing vasculitis.

[Fr.]

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