elastosis


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elastosis

[i‚la′stō·səs]
(medicine)
Retrogressive change in elastic tissue.
Retrogressive change in cutaneous connective tissue resulting in excessive amounts of material which give the staining reactions for elastin.
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Solar purpura would be a better name, since they seem to be due to minor traumata to the superficial vasculature of skin affected by elastosis, because of the loss of protective perivascular collagen.
In the patients with invasive melanoma, 59% of cases occurred in sun-exposed sites, and the presence of solar elastosis correlated significantly with greater depth of invasion, Dr.
Regular use of sunscreens for long periods has been shown to reduce the incidence of both solar keratoses [3] and solar elastosis [4].
Using as a guideline the morphologic features found in previous reviews of SP, (8-12) each case was evaluated for reactive eosinophilic pleuritis, elastosis, pleural fibrosis, emphysema, intra-alveolar macrophages, cholesterol clefts, vasculopathy, intraparenchymal or intrapleural cysts, and underlying disorders, such as lymphangioleiomyomatosis, infection, malignancy, or endometriosis.
Mean age of the patients correlated significantly with the presence or absence of solar elastosis (70.
The result is elastosis, in which there is a loss of function in the skin's elastin.
They also found similar increases in survival likelihood related to overall sun exposure and to the presence of marked solar elastosis (J.
Cases of PPFE display several key radiologic and pathologic features, including pleural and parenchymal opacities that are preferentially located in the upper lobes and peripherally distributed, correlating with the marked pleural and subpleural elastosis seen in biopsy material.
Additionally, PL-treated mice showed a significantly lower degree of histologic parameters of photoaging damage, including dermal elastosis, compared with positive control mice.
One week after the last treatment, we observed a 62 percent global improvement in the appearance of skin in the eye area, including a reduction of 26 percent in skin roughness, 30 percent in elastosis (or yellow, irregularly-thickened skin), 14 percent in pore size, and 25 percent in redness.
org 1,2,3,4,6,8 EINSTEIN SYNDROME See: Hearing Impairments; Kidney Diseases, Hereditary; Vision Impairments ELASTORRHEXIS See: Connective Tissue Disorders ELASTOSIS DYSTROPHICA SYNDROME See: Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum (PXE) ELEPHANTITIS See: Lymphedema ELLIS-VAN CREVELD SYNDROME See: Ectodermal Dysplasias EMERY-DREIFUSS MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY See: Muscular Dystrophy EMG SYNDROME See: Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome ENCEPHALITIS, CHRONIC LOCALIZED See: Rasmussen Syndrome ENCEPHALITIS & EPILEPSY, CHRONIC See: Rasmussen Syndrome ENCEPHALITIS, RASMUSSEN See: Rasmussen Syndrome ENCEPHALOFACIAL ANGIOMATOSIS See.
As for the mechanism of solar elastosis, increased elastin mRNA levels resulting from transcriptional up-regulation of the gene have been reported.