Favre–Racouchot Syndrome

Last Updated: 2019-08-26

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

ICD11: -

Favre und Racouchot 1951

Favre–Racouchot disease

Nodular cutaneous elastosis with cysts and comedones

Morbus Facre-Racouchot

Elastéidose cutanée nodulaire á kystes et à comédones

Actinically damaged skin, often in the temple area with cysts and comedones.

Often older men.

One of the 7 actinic skin damages.

Numerous comedones, follicle cysts. Yellow discoloration of the skin and coarse wrinkling as it occurs in actinic elastosis.

Dermal elastosis, cysts and comedones.

UV protection 

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