Systemic lupus erythematosus-associated anetoderma and anti-phospholipid antibodies
Fernández-Galar M, España A, Lloret P.
Department of Dermatology, University Clinic of Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
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.
CITATION Clin Exp Dermatol. 2003 Jan;28(1):39-42