Kosmetische Medizin 5-2011: 248-249

Primary anetoderma of Schweninger-Buzzi type – a cutaneous sign for prothrombotic stage


KEY WORDS: Anetoderma; connective tissue diseases; antiphospholipid antibodies

Primary anetoderma is a rare connective tissue disease characterized by focal loss of elastic fibers and herniation of dermal tissue leading to flaccid pouches. We describe a 48 yearl-old male patient who presented with over 100 asymptomatic lesions. The laboratory work-out, however, demonstrated antiphospholipid antibodies and systemic lupus with renal involvement. Primary anetoderma is a cutaneous marker for antiphospholipid antibodies.

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