Anetoderma, also known as macular atrophy, is an unusual disease of unknown aetiology. It is a benign condition with focal loss of dermal elastic tissue clinically characterized by small, atrophic papules resulting in localized areas of flaccid skin. Currently, anetoderma is classified as either primary (idiopathic) or secondary. Primary anetoderma is categorized into two clinical types: Schweninger-Buzzi anetoderma, not preceded by erythema, and Jadassohn-Pellizari anetoderma, preceded by macular erythema. There is also a third type of anetoderma which we might call "mixed" because the two different types appear in the same time. Secondary anetoderma is associated with a variety of skin conditions, penicillamine use, or neonatal prematurity. Lesions typically place on the upper part of the trunk and the proximal portions of the superior extremities. By this article we report our experience about an interesting "mixed" case of anetoderma in 20-year-old girl surgically treated with the only target to improve the aesthetics reducing in this way, the clinical obviousness of the wound especially in visible part of the body like décolleté, arms and face.
|Translated title of the contribution||Anetoderma: A rare disorder. Case report: Clinical findings, laboratory tests and therapeutic prospectives|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2007|
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