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Image Number 998 (Favre-Racouchot syndrome)


Diagnosis: Favre-Racouchot syndrome

Site: Face

Sex: M

Age: 83

Type: Clinical

Description: Thickened facial skin with numerous senile comedones and yellowish follicular cysts mainly on the nose.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


Favre-Racouchot syndrome: is a chronic solar degenerative elastosiss of the skin. It is characterized by irregularly thickened skin with comedones and follicular cysts. It usually involves the skin around the orbits which is often studded with numerous comedones. It is usually confined to facial skin and is bilaterally symmetrical, but unilateral and circumscribed forms have been reported.

This 83-year-old man has had thickening and wrinkling of the facial skin, numerous comedones on the nose and less on the lateral sides of the face. The nose seems to be rhinophymatous and it was studded with yellowish follicular cysts in addition to the comedones.

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