The term elastolysis refers to the loss of elastic fibers. Several clinical presentations have been associated with mid-dermal elastolysis on biopsy.
- A middle-aged woman with areas of fine wrinkling on the trunk and arms.
- Perifollicular papillary protrusions, often having a peau d’orange appearance. See Papular Acne Scars.
- Fibroelastolytic papulosis appearing as multiple, tiny, flesh-color or yellowish papules with a cobblestone-like distribution over the posterior and lateral sides of the neck, axillae, flexor forearms, lower abdomen, and inframammary folds of women between 60 and 80 years old.
- Men with a persistent reticular erythema usually located on the chest.
Dense, fine wrinkling. JAAD October 2014 Volume 71, Issue 4, Pages e134–e135
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