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A New Variant of Connective Tissue Nevus with Elastorrhexis and Predilection for the Upper Chest. Pediatr Dermatol 2015 Jul-Aug;32(4):518-21 PMID: 25545833

Pubmed ID

25545833

DOI

10.1111/pde.12456

Abstract

Localized changes in cutaneous elastic tissue often manifest with flesh-colored, hypopigmented, or yellow papules, plaques, and nodules. We present five children with clinically similar cobblestone plaques composed of multiple hypopigmented, nonfollicular, pinpoint papules located unilaterally over the upper chest. All lesions first appeared at birth or during early infancy. No associated extracutaneous abnormalities have been identified. Histopathology was remarkable for many, thick elastic fibers with elastorrhexis. We believe that these cases represent a distinct and unique variant of connective tissue nevi.

Author List

Chu DH, Goldbach H, Wanat KA, Rubin AI, Yan AC, Treat JR

Author

Karolyn A. Wanat MD Associate Professor in the Dermatology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




Scopus

2-s2.0-84937162582   2 Citations

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Biopsy
Child
Connective Tissue Diseases
Diagnosis, Differential
Elastic Tissue
Female
Humans
Infant
Male
Nevus
Thorax
jenkins-FCD Prod-310 bff9d975ec7f2d302586822146c2801dd4449aad