PAPULAR ELASTORRHEXIS

By Gary M. White, MD


Papular elastorrhexis (PE) is an uncommon elastic tissue disorder that typically presents in girls during the teenage years.

Clinical

PE is characterized by several asymptomatic, firm, nonfollicular, flesh-colored to white papules distributed over the trunk, upper limbs, and rarely the thighs. Histologically it is defined by fragmentation or nearly complete loss of elastic fibers in the reticular dermis along with a perivascular lymphohistiocytic infiltrate and thickened or homogenized collagen bundles.

Treatment

No treatment is available.

References

PD 2016;33;e356

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