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What is Miescher Elastoma?

What is Miescher Elastoma?

  • Miescher Elastoma: A rare skin condition characterized by the development of small, usually red, bumps on the skin. Abnormal skin fibre tissue forms from the inner skin layer to the outer skin layer which in turn causes the top skin layer to respond to it as if it were a foreign particle i.e. inflammation. The skin bumps that develop are small and often form a circular, linear or snake-like pattern. The back of the neck is the most commonly affected part of the body with the arms, face and legs affected to a lesser degree. Rarely, the trunk may be affected. It may occur for no apparent reason (idiopathic), as a response to certain drugs such as Penicillamine (drug-induced) or it may be associated with inherited conditions such as Ehlers Danlos syndrome, Marfan Syndrome and Down Syndrome.

Miescher Elastoma: Introduction

Types of Miescher Elastoma:

Broader types of Miescher Elastoma:

Who gets Miescher Elastoma?

Gender Ratio for Miescher Elastoma: male predominance 4:1

How serious is Miescher Elastoma?

Prognosis of Miescher Elastoma: The condition usually resolves spontaneously over the space of a few years with no harmful effects or complications.
Complications of Miescher Elastoma: see complications of Miescher Elastoma

What causes Miescher Elastoma?

Causes of Miescher Elastoma: see causes of Miescher Elastoma

What are the symptoms of Miescher Elastoma?

Symptoms of Miescher Elastoma: see symptoms of Miescher Elastoma

Complications of Miescher Elastoma: see complications of Miescher Elastoma

Onset of Miescher Elastoma: Any age but most often in the third decade of life.

Miescher Elastoma: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Miescher Elastoma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Miescher Elastoma: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Miescher Elastoma.
Treatments for Miescher Elastoma: see treatments for Miescher Elastoma

Name and Aliases of Miescher Elastoma

Main name of condition: Miescher Elastoma

Other names or spellings for Miescher Elastoma:

Elastosis perforans serpiginosa, Lutz-Miescher disease Source - Diseases Database


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