Peau d’orange – Orange peel skin


Causes of peau d’orange –


  • Cellulite
  • Infection
  • Pseudoxanthoma elasticum
  • Inflammatory breast cancer
  • Graves’ dermopathy- Pretibial myxedema

What is the common mechanism of Orange peel skin?


Phenomenon in which hair follicles become buried in edema, giving the skin an ‘orange peel appearance’.


  • Peau d’orange on the breastseen in Inflammatory breast cancer,
  • Inflammatory breast cancer – rare and very aggressive disease in which cancer cells block lymph vessels in the skin of the breast.
  • This type of breast cancer is called “inflammatory” because the breast often looks swollen and red, or inflamed

Pseudoxanthoma elasticum – Where the peau d’orange is observed?


Peau d’orange occur in the eye due to breaks in Bruch’s Membrane called angioid streaks, which are common in pseudoxanthoma elasticum


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