anetoderma

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anetoderma

 [an″ĕ-to-der´mah]
localized elastolysis producing circumscribed areas of soft, thin, wrinkled skin that often protrude as small outpouchings. It may be a primary condition or it may be secondary to some other condition involving the skin, such as syphilis, leprosy, or tuberculosis.

an·e·to·der·ma

(an-ĕ-tō-der'mă),
Atrophoderma in which the skin becomes baglike and wrinkled or depressed, with loss of dermal elasticity.
[G. anetos, relaxed, + derma, skin]

anetoderma

/an·e·to·der·ma/ (an″ĕ-to-der´mah) localized elastolysis producing circumscribed areas of soft, thin, wrinkled skin that often protrude in small outpouchings.
perifollicular anetoderma  anetoderma occurring around hair follicles not preceded by folliculitis; it may be caused by elastase-producing staphylococci, by drugs, or by endocrine factors.
postinflammatory anetoderma  a condition occurring usually during infancy, marked by the development of erythematous papules that enlarge to form plaques, followed by laxity of the skin resembling cutis laxa.

anetoderma

[an′ətōdur′mə]
Etymology: Gk, anetos, relaxed, derma, skin
an idiopathic clinical change produced by focal damage to elastin fibers that results in looseness of the skin. There is no known effective treatment.
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Anetoderma

an·e·to·der·ma

(an'ĕ-tō-dĕr'mă)
Atrophoderma in which the skin becomes baglike and wrinkled.
[G. anetos, relaxed, + derma, skin]

anetoderma

looseness and atrophy of the skin.
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