Atrophia Maculosa Varioliformis Cutis Workup

Updated: May 26, 2022
  • Author: Julianne H Kuflik, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Workup

Histologic Findings

Skin biopsy specimens show decreased or fragmented elastic tissue in the superficial and mid dermis and occasional epidermal thinning or slight epidermal depressions or dells. Note the image below.

Histopathology of atrophia maculosa varioliformis Histopathology of atrophia maculosa varioliformis cutis shows multiple small areas of diminished and fragmented elastic tissue with Verhoeff-van Gieson stain in the superficial and mid dermis, particularly in the lower aspects of this image.