Anetoderma Schweninger-Buzzi: Two Case Reports

Authors

  • Uwe Wollina Academic Teaching Hospital DresdenDepartment of Dermatology and Allergology
  • Diana Mühle Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Städtisches Klinikum Dresden, Akademic Teaching Hospital
  • Torello Lotti Department of Dermatology, University of Rome “G. Marconi”, Rome, Italy
  • Aleksandra Vojvodic Military Medical Academy of Belgrade, Serbia, and University of Rome Guglielmo Marconi Rome, Italy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2019.560

Keywords:

Anetoderma, Connective tissue disorders, Chronic infections, Prothrombotic conditions, Histopathology

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Anetodermas are rare disorders of connective tissue with a focal loss of elastic fibres in the upper and mid dermis. Two types are separated, inflammatory and non-inflammatory.

CASE REPORTS: We report two cases of acquired anetoderma Schweniger-Buzzi type. This non-inflammatory subtype is characterised by skin-coloured or whitish atrophic sac-like protrusions of trunk skin in adult males. Chronic infections and autoimmune disorders have been excluded. The diagnosis had been confirmed by characteristic histopathology.

CONCLUSIONS: Anetodermas are symptomless disorders. They can be easily overlooked. The knowledge of such conditions is of importance to identify patients with a risk of thromboembolic events and underlying infections or autoimmune connective tissue diseases.

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Author Biographies

Uwe Wollina, Academic Teaching Hospital DresdenDepartment of Dermatology and Allergology

Head of Department of Dermatology and Allergology

Diana Mühle, Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Städtisches Klinikum Dresden, Akademic Teaching Hospital

Assistant

Torello Lotti, Department of Dermatology, University of Rome “G. Marconi”, Rome, Italy

Professor of Dermatology

Aleksandra Vojvodic, Military Medical Academy of Belgrade, Serbia, and University of Rome Guglielmo Marconi Rome, Italy

Professor of Dermatology

Published

2019-08-19

How to Cite

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Wollina U, Mühle D, Lotti T, Vojvodic A. Anetoderma Schweninger-Buzzi: Two Case Reports. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2019 Aug. 19 [cited 2022 Jul. 1];7(18):3093-5. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2019.560

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