Elastoma diffusum

Last Updated: 2019-08-26

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Large-area actinic elastosis limited to light-exposed areas.

Long-term UV exposure.

Diffuse, rather sharply defined, skin-coloured plaques in the sense of areal skin fields.

Belongs to the 7 signs of actinic skin aging:

  • Actinic elastosis
  • Elastoma diffusum Dubreilh 
  • Cutis rhomboidalis nuchae Jadassohn
  • Nodular elastosis with cysts and comedones Favre Racouchot
  • Lemon Skin Millan
  • Elastic Ribbons Raimer
  • Erythrosis interfollicularis colli leather

Clinical picture

Especially on the neck and face.

UV protection 

Airol 0.05% Cream or Lotio 1x daily

Differin cream or gel 1x daily

Tenner A. Simultaneous occurrence of excessive myopic fundus changes, cataract, corneal opacity and elastoma diffusum Dubreuilh. Ber Zusammenkunft Dtsch Ophthalmol Ges. 1970;70:657-9.