Perforating calcific elastosis.


A 69-year-old white multiparous woman presented a reticulated yellowish patch with scattered keratotic papules on her abdomen. Histopathological examination demonstrated pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE)-like changes. The diagnosis of perforating calcific elastosis (PCE) was made based on the absence of a personal and familial history of PXE. PCE is a localized acquired dermatosis and is considered to be a distinct clinical entity.

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@article{Lopes2003PerforatingCE, title={Perforating calcific elastosis.}, author={Let{\'i}cia Helena Caldas Lopes and Lancelot Lobo and Rui Bajanca}, journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV}, year={2003}, volume={17 2}, pages={206-7} }