Jun 1, 1977

Costa's acrokerato-elastoidosis. Ultrastructural study (author's transl)

Annales de dermatologie et de vénéréologie
R MasséG Le Her


Acrokerato-elastoidosis described by Costa is characterized by numerous little keratotic points and translucent horny wheals on the dorsal aspect of hands and (or) feets. The ultrastructural study shows lesions of the elastic tissue which is very rarefied with an abnormal structure, but also demonstrates alterations of the fibroblasts that contain dense granules at the periphery of their cytoplasm without elastic extracellular fibers, suggesting a trouble in the secretion or the excretion of the elastic material.

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Specimen Type - Fibroblasts
Acrokeratoelastoidosis of Costa
Facial Dermatoses
Elastic Tissue
Elastic Fibers
Morphologically Abnormal Structure (Morphologic Abnormality)
Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome
Process of Secretion
Body Excretions

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