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Late-onset focal dermal elastosis: a case report and review of the literature

Heather J Higgins, Michael W Whitworth
Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner 2010, 85 (4): 195-7
Late-onset focal dermal elastosis is a condition characterized by a localized increase in healthy-appearing elastic tissue in the mid and deep reticular dermis. The condition may clinically mimic pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) and linear focal elastosis. We report a case of an 87-year-old woman who presented with a markedly thickened, yellow, pruritic plaque on the posterior neck and discuss the clinical and histopathologic distinctions between late-onset focal dermal elastosis, PXE, and linear focal elastosis.


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