Perforating calcific elastosis

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Perforating calcific elastosis
Other names: Localized acquired cutaneous pseudoxanthoma elasticum, Perforating periumbilical calcific elastosis,[1] and Periumbilical perforating pseudoxanthoma elasticum
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Histopathology of perforating calcific elastosis: Clumping of short elastic fibers in the dermis.[2]

Perforating calcific elastosis is an acquired, localized cutaneous disorder, most frequently found in obese, multiparous, middle-aged women, characterized by lax, well-circumscribed, reticulated or cobble-stoned plaques occurring in the periumbilical region with keratotic surface papules.[3]

a,b)Perforating calcific elastosis- short elastic fibers in the dermis

See also


  1. Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.
  2. Hosen, Mohammad J.; Lamoen, Anouck; De Paepe, Anne; Vanakker, Olivier M. (2012). "Histopathology of Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum and Related Disorders: Histological Hallmarks and Diagnostic Clues". Scientifica. 2012: 1–15. doi:10.6064/2012/598262. ISSN 2090-908X.
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  3. James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. Page 512. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.