LINEAR FOCAL ELASTOSIS
By Gary M. White, MD
Linear focal elastosis (LFE) is a rare dermal elastosis characterized by hypertrophic yellowish linear plaques and increased abnormal elastic tissues in the lumbosacral area.
- Linear focal elastosis, also called elastotic striae, probably represents a degenerative or regenerative phenomenon of striae [JAAD 1992;27;468] which commonly occurs on the low back.
Parallel, yellow, linear, horizontal lines running across the low back in an older man is characteristic.
Within the differential diagnosis is linear lumbar localized elastolysis which on biopsy, shows a paucity or absence of elastic fibers in the mid dermis [J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2013 Jul;6(7):32-9].
No treatment is needed nor known effective.
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