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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2008 Jun|
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