Postinflammatory mid-dermal elastolysis

Monica Barile, Gian Piero Rivara, Aurora Parodi, Alfredo Rebora

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A 70-year-old male presented with acute eczematous dermatitis apparently related to UV light exposure. Spontaneous healing left a fine wrinkling strictly limited to the skin areas involved. Histopathology revealed complete loss of elastic tissue in the mid-dermis. There have been only three previous reports of antedating inflammatory process in such cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-283
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992


  • Mid-dermal elastolysis
  • Photosensitivity
  • UV light exposure
  • Wrinkling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Dermatology


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