A case of fibroelastolytic papulosis

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

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    Abstract

    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
    Volume45
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug

    Keywords

    • Elastolysis
    • Fibroelastolytic papulosis
    • Papulosis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Dermatology

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