European Journal of Dermatology


Fibroelastolytic papulosis in an elderly woman with a 30-year history: overlapping between pseudoxanthoma elasticum-like papillary dermal elastolysis and white fibrous papulosis of the neck Volume 24, numéro 6, November-December 2014


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Department of Dermatology,
Kinki University Faculty of Medicine,
377-2 Ohno-Higashi,
Osaka-Sayama, Osaka 589-8511, Japan

Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE)-like papillary dermal elastolysis (PXE-like PDE) is an uncommon, acquired, elastic tissue disorder [1], which was originally reported by Rongioletti and Rebora in 1992 [2]. It is characterized by soft, yellowish, non-follicular papules forming plaques with a cobblestone appearance, on the neck and supraclavicular areas in senior women [2]. White fibrous papulosis of the neck (WFPN), which was initially reported by Shimizu et al. in 1985, is whitish, non-follicular, [...]