Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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THOME, Emanuela Plech et al. Case for diagnosis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2012, vol.87, n.4, pp.651-653. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962012000400028.
Papular elastorrhexis is a rare acquired disease, first described in 1987 by Bordas, which has been very rarely reported in the literature. It is characterized by small asymptomatic non-follicular papules, mainly distributed in the trunk. Histology of the lesions shows homogenization of collagen and fragmentation of elastic fibers in the dermis. The rarity of this disease is probably due to the subtlety and benign nature of clinical and histopathological alterations, which can be easily confused with other pathologies. The authors report the case of a patient with exuberant clinical manifestations typical of elastorrhexis papular.
Keywords : Connective tissue; Dermis; Diagnosis, differential; Elastic tissue; Integumentary system; Pathological conditions, signs and symptoms; Skin diseases.