By Gary M. White, MD

Linear focal elastosis

Linear focal elastosis (LFE) is a rare dermal elastosis characterized by hypertrophic yellowish linear plaques and increased abnormal elastic tissues in the lumbosacral area.


Parallel, yellow, linear, horizontal lines running across the low back in an older man is characteristic.

Differential Diagnosis

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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Linear focal elastosis


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