Cutis laxa-like pseudoxanthoma elasticum with ossification


BAHADIR S. , COBANOGLU U. , SIVILOGLU C., KAPICIOGLU Z., Baykan M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.43, no.5, pp.375-378, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2004.01911.x
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.375-378

Abstract

Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is a heritable disorder of elastic fibers characterized by yellowish, coalescing papules on the flexural area, which is loose and wrinkled. A 35-year-old woman presented cutis laxa-like marked wrinkling and yellowish papules, and a skin biopsy revealed ossification and fragmentation of elastic fibers in the dermis. Ophthalmologic examination revealed a peau d'orange appearance of the retina. She was also found to have a mitral stenosis and hypertension. This is an unusual case of concurrent ossification and cutis laxa-like PXE.