Early onset linear focal elastosis in a Turkish boy

ADIŞEN E., İLTER N., Erdem O., Guerer M. A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.49, no.4, pp.441-443, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.441-443
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


A 14-year-old boy applied to our outpatient clinic with a three-month history of lesions on the back. The physical examination revealed linear, yellow, stria-like palpable bands surrounded by a slight erythema extending horizontally across the back. Histopathological examination of the lesional skin demonstrated coarseness in collagen bundles and homogenization and decrement in elastic fibers with van Gieson stain. These features were consistent with linear focal elastosis. In the literature, linear focal elastosis is mainly reported in the elderly. We describe here a case of early linear focal elastosis arising in a 14-year-old Turkish boy.