BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-221365
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Dermoscopy of pseudoxanthoma elasticum

  1. Anju Bhari2
  1. 1Department of Dermatology and Venereology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  2. 2Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Neetu Bhari, drntbhari{at}
  • Accepted 20 October 2017
  • Published 9 November 2017


A 22-year-old woman presented with complaints of gradually progressive yellowish asymptomatic papules coalescing to form plaques over the lateral aspects of the neck since last 3 years. There were no associated systemic complaints. No similar complaints were noted in any of the family members. Systemic examination was normal while mucocutaneous examination revealed the presence of symmetrically distributed yellowish monomorphic papules arranged in a linear and reticulate manner on both sides of the neck, axillae and periumbilical area (figure 1). These …

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