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Elastolysis mediodermalis - case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  21496204     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Elastolysis mediodermalis is a rare disorder typically observed in middle-aged women. Sites of predilection are the trunk and upper arms. The clinical picture varies and may appear as cigarette paper-like wrinkling, perifollicular protrusions or reticular erythema. In contrast to the different clinical morphology, there is a consistent histology, i. e. localized, band-shaped, and rarely focal loss of elastic fibers in the middle dermis. The etiology of elastolysis mediodermalis is unclear. UV radiation or immunological mechanisms may increase the release of matrix metalloproteinases, leading to a degradation of elastic fibers. There is no effective treatment for this condition.
Gunnar Wagner; Michael Max Sachse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft = Journal of the German Society of Dermatology : JDDG     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1610-0387     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101164708     Medline TA:  J Dtsch Dermatol Ges     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© The Authors • Journal compilation © Blackwell Verlag GmbH, Berlin.
Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Phlebology, Bremerhaven Reinkenheide Hospital, Bremerhaven, Germany.
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