Which cutaneous findings are characteristic of relapsing polychondritis (RP)?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Nicholas Compton, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Isolated case reports of other cutaneous manifestations of relapsing polychondritis include the following:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Macular purpura of the palms, soles, lower limbs, and buttocks
  • Erythematous papular plaques of the face, upper and lower extremities, and thorax
  • Alopecia universalis
  • Actinic granulomas
  • Livedo reticularis

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