John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Non-solar-induced elastotic bands on the forearm Volume 25, numéro 5, September-October 2015


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1 Department of Dermatology,
Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine
N15 W7, Kita-ku, Sapporo
060-8638, Japan
2 Polar Bear Dermatopathology Laboratory
S3 W2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
060-0063, Japan

Long-term UVA exposure causes the degeneration of elastic fibers in the dermis, a phenomenon called solar elastosis [1]. A variant of solar elastosis, “solar elastotic bands on the forearm”, [2] is characterized by cordlike plaques on the flexor surfaces of the forearms [2]. To the best of our knowledge, only five cases of elastotic bands have been described in the English-language literature (table 1). Notably, all cases but one reported a history of long-term sun exposure [3]. Histopathologically, [...]