A case of fibroelastolytic papulosis

Jae Bin Shin, Myeung Hun Choi, Hae Jun Song, Chil Hwan Oh, Ji Soo Park

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Fibroelastolytic papulosis is proposed as the diagnostic term for cases previously identified as pseudoxanthoma elasticum-like papillary dermal elastolysis and white fibrous papulosis of the neck. Clinical presentation of fibroelastolytic papulosis is asymptomatic to mildly pruritic whitish-yellow papules that may coalesce into cobblestonepatterned plaques resembling pseudoxanthoma elasticum. Histology is characterized by normal, decreased, or absent elastic fibers in the papillary dermis sometimes accompanied by a thickening of collagen fibers. We report a 60-year-old woman with flesh to yellowish colored papules with cobblestone appearance, which were histologically consistent with fibroelastolytic papulosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)825-828
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 1


  • Elastolysis
  • Fibroelastolytic papulosis
  • Papulosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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    Shin, J. B., Choi, M. H., Song, H. J., Oh, C. H., & Park, J. S. (2007). A case of fibroelastolytic papulosis. Korean Journal of Dermatology, 45(8), 825-828.