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Primary anetoderma in a young male involving palms, soles and the scalp: rarest of the rare.

Jain N, Rathore BS, Bhardwaj A, Bansal R - Indian J Dermatol (2015 Mar-Apr)

Bottom Line: Primary anetoderma is a rare idiopathic disease of the skin, characterized by circumscribed areas of loose skin, and loss of elastic fibers upon histopathologic examination.Two forms are traditionally distinguished, primary and secondary.We are reporting a case of primary anetoderma with lesions present all over the body, including the scalp, palms and soles, the sites that are not known to be involved in this condition.

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

ABSTRACT
Primary anetoderma is a rare idiopathic disease of the skin, characterized by circumscribed areas of loose skin, and loss of elastic fibers upon histopathologic examination. Two forms are traditionally distinguished, primary and secondary. Primary anetoderma occurs when there is no underlying associated skin disease, whereas the latter refers to an abnormal repair mechanism of preexisting skin lesions. We are reporting a case of primary anetoderma with lesions present all over the body, including the scalp, palms and soles, the sites that are not known to be involved in this condition.

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Hyperpigmented macules and few crusted plaques on both the palms
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Figure 7: Hyperpigmented macules and few crusted plaques on both the palms

Mentions: On examination, multiple, well-circumscribed, skin colored, papules and plaques were seen, of size ranging from few millimeters to few centimeters, having a wrinkled atrophic surface which yields on pressure. The lesions were distributed bilaterally symmetrically all over the body including scalp, trunk, limbs and genitalia [Figures 1–3]. Most of the lesions formed soft sack-like projections. The plaques become flat on stretching and return to initial texture on leaving the skin lax [Figure 4]. The lesions over the face consisted of small, multiple, soft skin-colored dome-shaped papules, present more over the chin, nose and ears [Figures 5 and 6]. Multiple hyperpigmented plaques, few with central crusting were seen over the palms and soles [Figures 7 and 8]. The toenails were discolored with few black punctate spots. The rest of the physical examination was normal.


Primary anetoderma in a young male involving palms, soles and the scalp: rarest of the rare.

Jain N, Rathore BS, Bhardwaj A, Bansal R - Indian J Dermatol (2015 Mar-Apr)

Hyperpigmented macules and few crusted plaques on both the palms
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 7: Hyperpigmented macules and few crusted plaques on both the palms
Mentions: On examination, multiple, well-circumscribed, skin colored, papules and plaques were seen, of size ranging from few millimeters to few centimeters, having a wrinkled atrophic surface which yields on pressure. The lesions were distributed bilaterally symmetrically all over the body including scalp, trunk, limbs and genitalia [Figures 1–3]. Most of the lesions formed soft sack-like projections. The plaques become flat on stretching and return to initial texture on leaving the skin lax [Figure 4]. The lesions over the face consisted of small, multiple, soft skin-colored dome-shaped papules, present more over the chin, nose and ears [Figures 5 and 6]. Multiple hyperpigmented plaques, few with central crusting were seen over the palms and soles [Figures 7 and 8]. The toenails were discolored with few black punctate spots. The rest of the physical examination was normal.

Bottom Line: Primary anetoderma is a rare idiopathic disease of the skin, characterized by circumscribed areas of loose skin, and loss of elastic fibers upon histopathologic examination.Two forms are traditionally distinguished, primary and secondary.We are reporting a case of primary anetoderma with lesions present all over the body, including the scalp, palms and soles, the sites that are not known to be involved in this condition.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

ABSTRACT
Primary anetoderma is a rare idiopathic disease of the skin, characterized by circumscribed areas of loose skin, and loss of elastic fibers upon histopathologic examination. Two forms are traditionally distinguished, primary and secondary. Primary anetoderma occurs when there is no underlying associated skin disease, whereas the latter refers to an abnormal repair mechanism of preexisting skin lesions. We are reporting a case of primary anetoderma with lesions present all over the body, including the scalp, palms and soles, the sites that are not known to be involved in this condition.

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Related in: MedlinePlus