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Cutis. 2015 Dec;96(6):391-4.

Acquired port-wine stain with superimposed eczema following penetrating abdominal trauma.

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Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
Departments of Pathology and Dermatology, Stanford Medical Center, California, USA.
Department of Dermatology, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA.


Port-wine stains (PWSs), or capillary malformations, are common congenital lesions, but acquired lesions rarely present in the setting of trauma. We present the case of an 18-year-old man who developed a PWS and associated localized eczema following penetrating trauma to the left abdomen. The diagnoses were confirmed on biopsy. The patient's eczema improved with topical steroids. Magnetic resonance imaging of PWSs is recommended in order to rule out deeper arteriovenous malformations. More research is needed to elucidate the connection between PWS pathophysiology and the development of eczema.

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