Linear focal elastosis - A case report

Tsung Mao Huang, Yu-Yun Lee, Chao-Chun Yang

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Abstract

Linear focal elastosis (LFE) is a disorder of elastic fibers characterized by palpable, yellowish, linear striae distributed horizontally over the mid and lower back. Histologically, the findings are increased amounts of elastic fibers with a fairly thin, wavy, elongated and fragmented morphology. The most important differential diagnosis of LFE is striae distensae which is mainly a disorder of collagen fibers. We reported a 17-year-old male with typical LFE. Through this report, we hope to raise the awareness of physicians to this distinct change in elastic fibers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-106
Number of pages8
JournalDermatologica Sinica
Volume26
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 1

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Elastic Tissue
Striae Distensae
Differential Diagnosis
Collagen
Physicians

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  • Dermatology

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Huang, Tsung Mao ; Lee, Yu-Yun ; Yang, Chao-Chun. / Linear focal elastosis - A case report. In: Dermatologica Sinica. 2008 ; Vol. 26, No. 2. pp. 99-106.
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