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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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FREITAS, Maria Luiza Pires de; SANCHES JUNIOR, José Antônio and SALLES, Paulo Guilherme de Oliveira. Case for diagnosis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2006, vol.81, n.6, pp.602-604. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962006000600015.
A case of mid-dermal elastolysis is reported in a 37-year-old female patient, who presented skin areas with fine wrinkles, mainly in fold areas and also perifollicular papules similar to peau d'orange in the paravertebral area, lending her a prematurely elderly appearance. Histological examination revealed fragmentation and rarefaction of elastic fibers, restricted to the mid-dermis portion.
Keywords : Dermis; Elastic tissue; Skin aging.