Primary anetoderma

Cutis. 1998 Aug;62(2):101-3.


Primary anetoderma is a rare disorder characterized by sac-like herniations and depressions in previously normal skin. On histologic examination, elastic fibers are destroyed by an inflammatory infiltrate. We describe a striking case of primary anetoderma and review the classification, differential diagnosis, causes, and treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Elastic Tissue / pathology
  • Facial Dermatoses / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neck*
  • Skin / pathology*
  • Skin Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Skin Diseases / pathology