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J R Soc Med. 1995 October; 88(10): 599P–600P.
PMCID: PMC1295368

Anetoderma of Jadassohn-Pellizzari.


Anetoderma (derived from the Greek anetos, meaning slack) is a term used to describe localized increased laxity of the skin with herniation or outpouching, resulting from abnormal dermal elastic tissue. Primary anetoderma is distinctly rare. We describe a case where we suspect an auto-immune aetiology.

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