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Image Number 276 (Perniosis)


Diagnosis: Perniosis

Site: Finger

Sex: F

Age: 15

Type: Clinical

Description: Dusky peripheries on the fingers

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis


Perniosis is an abnormal reaction to cold characterised by the development of  bluish-red, edematous, painful nodular inflammatory swellings mostly on the dorsal aspect of the fingers and toes.  Lower legs, thighs, ears and nose may also be affected.

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