Chilblains and microgeodic disease diagnosed concurrently in a child's toe.

@article{Prindaville2013ChilblainsAM,
  title={Chilblains and microgeodic disease diagnosed concurrently in a child's toe.},
  author={Brea Prindaville and Richard J. Antaya},
  journal={Pediatric dermatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={269-70}
}
Microgeodic disease, similar to chilblains (pernio), is characterized by painful, erythematous swelling, as well as small, punched-out erosions found in affected phalanges. Although they share a similar appearance and proposed pathogenesis, chilblains has rarely been diagnosed in children with microgeodic disease, and in those cases has not been confirmed on skin biopsy. This article details a child in Connecticut diagnosed during the winter with chilblains and microgeodic disease of his toe… CONTINUE READING