elastosis

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Related to elastosis perforans serpiginosa: perforating elastosis
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Noun1.elastosis - breakdown of elastic tissue (as the loss of elasticity in the skin of elderly people that results from degeneration of connective tissue)
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
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Two cases of D-penicillamine-induced elastosis perforans serpiginosa.
Elastosis perforans serpiginosa (EPS) results from changes in both elastic and collagen fibers within the dermis, resulting in a foreign body reaction with transepidermal elimination.
Elastosis perforans serpiginosa is rare and affects both males and females without racial or geographical preferences; it usually occurs in young adults, even if it can also be observed in childhood or during old age.