publication . Article . 2015

Bier spots

Ahu Yorulmaz; Seray Kulcu Cakmak; Esra Ari; Ferda Artuz;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2015 Journal: Nasza Dermatologia Online, volume 6, issue 4, pages 420-423 (issn: 2081-9390, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Our Dermatology Online
Abstract
Also called as physiologic anemic macules, Bier spots are small, hypopigmented irregularly shaped macules against a background of diffuse erythema, which creates an appearance of speckled vascular mottling of the skin. Bier spots most commonly appear on distal portions of the limbs though there are case reports describing diffuse involvement, which also affect trunk and mucous membranes of the patient. Although the exact pathophysiological mechanisms underlying Bier spots still need to be elucidated, Bier spots have been suggested to be a vascular anomaly caused by vasoconstriction of small vessels. In addition, several diseases have been proposed to be associat...
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Medical Subject Headings: body regions
free text keywords: Bier spots; Etiopathogenesis; Diascopy; Dermoscopy, lcsh:Dermatology, lcsh:RL1-803
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