Systemic lupus erythematosus-associated anetoderma and anti-phospholipid antibodies

Department of Dermatology, University Clinic of Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain.
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology (Impact Factor: 1.23). 02/2003; 28(1):39-42. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2230.2003.01139.x
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ABSTRACT Anetoderma is characterized by a loss of normal elastic tissue that presents clinically as localized areas of wrinkled or flaccid skin. We describe the case of a 30-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus-associated anetoderma and positive anti-phospholipid antibodies. We discuss the possible role of these antibodies in the pathogenesis of anetoderma, and, when detected, the need to check for an associated anti-phospholipid syndrome in such patients.

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