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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 72  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 293--295

Anetoderma occurring after hepatitis B vaccination

1 Department of Dermatology, Hospital Geral de Santo Antonio, Porto, Portugal
2 Department of Pathology, Hospital Geral de Santo Antonio, Porto, Portugal

Correspondence Address:
Marta Teixeira
Department of Dermatology, Trav. F. Sa Carneiro, 44 3 ET, 4460-677, Leca da Palmeira, Portugal

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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.26727

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Anetoderma is an elastolytic disorder of unknown origin. To our knowledge, anetoderma secondary to hepatitis B immunization has been described only once in the literature, in two siblings vaccinated at the same time. We describe, what we believe to be an additional case of such a rare disorder in a 21-year-old man. He presented with white spots and papules on his neck, upper limbs, and trunk, that had developed gradually within the last 6 years without any symptoms. The initial lesions were red macules, which gradually enlarged in size and number, becoming pale. Biopsy of a sack-like lesion revealed normal epidermis, and a discrete mononuclear infiltrate throughout the dermis. Association of anetoderma with hepatitis B vaccination is speculated here, as suggested by history of vaccination two weeks prior to the onset of skin eruption, and ruling out other possible causes of anetoderma.


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