Fernández-Galar M, España A, Lloret P. Systemic lupus erythematosus-associated anetoderma and anti-phospholipid antibodies. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2003 Jan;28(1):39-42.
Anetoderma is characterized by a loss of normal elastic tissue that presents
clinically as localized areas of wrinkled or flaccid skin. We describe the case
of a 30-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus-associated anetoderma
and positive anti-phospholipid antibodies. We discuss the possible role of these
antibodies in the pathogenesis of anetoderma, and, when detected, the need to
check for an associated anti-phospholipid syndrome in such patients.