The epidermis appears thin. An area of atrophy or degeneration of the epidermis is present with a zone of underlying anuclear collagen. A dermal perivascular infiltration of lymphocytes and histiocytes appears with an increase in mucin among collagen bundles.
Malignant atrophic papulosis, also known as Degos disease, is a fatal syndrome that was first described in 1941 by Köhlmeier1 and in 1942 by Degos et al.2 Since then, slightly more than 100 cases have been reported in the literature.
Multiple Pink Papules With White, Depressed Centers. Arch Dermatol. 1998;134(2):231-236. doi: