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Am J Dermatopathol. 2008 Apr;30(2):188-90. doi: 10.1097/DAD.0b013e318164edb3.

Papular elastorrhexis, a distinctive entity?

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Hospital Juan Canalejo, La Coruña, Spain.


Papular elastorrhexis is a rare entity of elastic tissue characterized by multiple white papules usually located on the trunk. We report a case of papular elastorrhexis in a 22-year-old man with sparse lesions and discuss the main controversial facts in this entity: its consideration as an independent disease or as an incomplete form of Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome and the confusion with and its possible inclusion as a variant of elastic tissue naevi.

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