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atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini

Pronunciation: pah-sē′nē, pēr-ē′ne

Definition: a form of slate-colored atrophy of the skin occurring in discrete, 2-cm or larger lesions, either singly or multiply, and occasionally confluent, increasing in number and size over a period of years and then remaining constant; thought by some to be of two types: one preceded by morphea, and the other appearing with no preceding identifiable pathology.

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