Morphea lesions initially present as erythematous to violaceous
patches and plaques that eventually become white and sclerotic, with resulting destruction of the surrounding structures.
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare neutrophilic dermatosis that generally presents with painful, tender and erythematous papules, sterile pustules, vesicles, or fluctuant nodules that can rapidly progress to expanding ulcers characterized by a violaceous
undermined border and necrotic base.
Lichen planus is a papulosquamous disease, in its classical presentation is characterised by pruritic violaceous
papules, most commonly seen on the extremities.
Clinical exam findings may show a violaceous
lesion similar to a bruise on the head and neck that does not heal or bleeds when scratched; this is of particular concern when the lesion has appeared in an area of prior radiation therapy.
3,5) The prototypical appearance is a violaceous
, red rash, which may delay correct diagnosis when mistaken for bruising or post-radiation skin changes.
Cytomegalovirus is a DNA virus of the herpesvirus group which produces an enlargement of the infected cell, and microscopically with hematoxylin-eosin staining, a large 5-15 [beta]m sized violaceous
to dark red intranuclear inclusion surrounded by a thin clear halo can be seen.
Examination of the lower extremities revealed non-blanchable, well-defined palpable erythematous to violaceous
papules, and targetoid patches with a mild hemorrhagic necrotic center surrounded by a mild violaceous
to brownish borders.
FDE is characterized by the appearance of a single or multiple sharply demarcated violaceous
erythematous plaques which heal with residual hyperpigmentation.
The lesions are extremely painful and become increasingly violaceous
, with firm subcutaneous nodules.
pruritic papules with hyperkeratotic surface on the left ankle.
Cutaneous lesions may be flesh-colored but often ranges from erythematous red to violaceous
There was violaceous
blue edematous congestion noted on the fourth finger, and the distal phalange was constricted, giving it a "pseudoainhum" appearance.