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Late-onset focal dermal elastosis: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20486459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Heather J Higgins; Michael W Whitworth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cutis     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0011-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Cutis     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-21     Completed Date:  2010-06-08     Revised Date:  2013-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006440     Medline TA:  Cutis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mohs Surgery, Oakwood Southshore Medical Center, Trenton, Michigan, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Elastic Tissue / pathology*
Neck / pathology
Pruritus / etiology
Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum / diagnosis*,  pathology
Skin Diseases / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  pathology

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