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Linear focal elastosis

Disease definition

Linear focal elastosis is a rare, acquired, dermis elastic tissue disorder characterized by asymptomatic, palpable, hypertrophic or atrophic, yellowish or red, indurated, horizontal, striae-like linear plaques distributed symmetrically across the mid and lower back. No systemic involvement has been described. Skin biopsy reveals a focal increase in abnormal elastic tissue with abundant, wavy, fragmented and aggregated, basophilic elastic fibers in the reticular dermis.


  • Synonym(s):
    • Elastotic striae
    • Linear focal dermal elastosis
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: -
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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