Atrophoderma is a rare disease that causes large skin lesions to appear on the body. The lesions can spread over a large area in a very short space of time before suddenly stopping. The condition is particularly unsightly because of how it leaves the skin with scarring and darker pigmentation. Atrophoderma is still largely unknown but lazer treatment has been effective in banishing the discoloured skin in some cases. For others, if the condition is having life affecting implications, enduring camouflage make up can be applied every few days to hide it. The disease can develop at anytime though usually between the ages of 30 and 60; it is a type of Schleroderma; the cause is unknown and it affects more women than men.
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