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June 1964

Cutaneous Nodular Elastoidosis With Cysts and Comedones: Cases in Women

Author Affiliations


From the Dermatologic Clinic of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo (Brasil).

Arch Dermatol. 1964;89(6):798-802. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01590300026007

Two cases of cutaneous nodular elastoidosis with cysts and comedones (Favre-Racouchot's disease) in women are reported. Both patients also presented other cutaneous degenerative processes.

The disease affects preferentially old people, and the great majority of previously reported patients have been European males. Only a few cases have been recorded in American countries, and until this date probably only one observation of the condition in a woman has been published. Perhaps a systematic search would reveal a greater incidence of the disease in America and in women.

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