Atrophoderma vermicularis

Atrophoderma vermicularis - (vermiform atrophoderma; synonym folliculitis ulerythematosa reticulata) is a rare disease of the skin, characterized by the formation of small, point or line of foci atrophy, closely grouped and separated from each other by narrow layers of healthy skin; the affected skin gets a net view and resembles a tree, worm-eaten. Sometimes formed follicular Horny tube (pseudocumidine). The etiology is unknown. Occurs Atrophoderma vermicularis in puberty. Localized lesions symmetrically on the skin of the cheeks, extremely rare in other parts of the skin of the neck, forearms, legs). A chronic, progressive. Over the years may come, the better. Histologically: smoothness of epithelial processes and the formation of a small horn cysts (because of keratinization of hair follicles), rarely - Horny traffic jams in the mouths of follicles. Sebaceous glands are atrophied. Collagen fibers around follicles homogenized, elastic fibers in these areas are absent, in the papillary layer of elastic fibers fragmented.
Treatment: vitamin a, heliotherapy, irradiation RIP.