Favre-Racouchot syndrome

Last Updated: 2023-07-07

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

ICD11: EJ20.0

Favre and Racouchot 1951

Nodular elastosis with cysts and comedones

Morbus Facre-Racouchot

Elastéidosis cutanée nodulaire á kystes et à comédons (French)

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

Frequently older men.

Numerous comedones, follicular cysts. Wrinkling of the skin, as occurs in actinic elastosis.

Dermal elastosis, cysts and comedones.

UV protection

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