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Favre and Racouchot disease - Skin
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Favre and Racouchot disease - Skin

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Contributors: Noah Craft MD, PhD, Lindy P. Fox MD, Lowell A. Goldsmith MD, MPH, Michael D. Tharp MD
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Synopsis

Favre and Racouchot disease (FRD), also known as solar or senile comedones, is a disorder of the skin resulting from chronic exposure to the sun. The exact pathogenesis is unknown. After decades, small cysts and large blackheads form on the face and neck. Unlike the comedones of acne vulgaris, comedones in FRD do not become inflamed. The sebaceous glands may also atrophy. The lesions are most commonly seen on the face (in particular on the temples, cheeks, and periorbital area) of elderly adults. It is more common in patients with a heavy smoking history. Other types of radiation exposure also increase the risk. Males and whites are affected more commonly than females and darker-skinned individuals. Because the disease is benign, any treatment other than sun-protection measures is for cosmetic purposes only.

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ICD10CM:
L57.8 – Other skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation

SNOMEDCT:
111200005 – Favre-Racouchot syndrome

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Favre and Racouchot disease : Inferior eyelid, Open comedone, Temple, Tobacco use, Cheeks
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