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PEREIRA, Ana Carolina Figueiredo et al. Elastosis perforans serpiginosa in a patient with Down's syndrome. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.5, pp.691-694. ISSN 0365-0596.

Elastosis perforans serpiginosa is a rare, primary perforating dermatosis, frequently associated with certain genetic diseases and characterized by the transepidermal extrusion of elastic fibers. The present case report describes this dermatosis in a 19-year old female patient with Down's syndrome, who presented with asymptomatic erythematous, keratotic papules in an arciform pattern, located on her right forearm and knee, which had been present for five years. Following histopathological confirmation, treatment with cryotherapy was initiated, resulting in partial remission of the lesions.

Keywords : Conjunctive tissue; Down's syndrome; Elastic tissue; Elastic tissue [abnormalities].

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