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what is the definition or description of: pxe?

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Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Pseudoexfoliation: Pseudoexfoliation is a condition where the eye makes an amyloid like protein that accumulates on the lens and other structures. It is nearly always in the elderly. It was originally thought to be in Scandinavian peoples, but recent studies have found it in populations around the world. It can cause glaucoma and zonular instability leading to cataract surgery complications and lens dislocation.

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Does anyone treat pseudoxanthoma elasticum?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
No treatment: There is no treat, ENT available for this condition, but should be evaluated for eye or heart changes.
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What is pseudoxanthoma elasticum?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Pseudoxanthoma: Pseudoxanthoma elasticum is a genetic disease that causes fragmentation and mineralization of elastic fibers in some tissues. The most common problems arise in the skin and eyes, and later in blood vessels in the form of premature atherosclerosis. Small, yellowish papular lesions form and cutaneous laxity mainly affects the neck, axillae (armpits), groin, and flexural creases. Skin may become la.
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Do you know anything about pseudoxanthoma elasticum?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
PXE: Pseudoxanthoma elasticum, pxe, is an inherited disorder that causes select elastic tissue in the body to become mineralized, that is, calcium and other minerals are deposited in the tissue. This can result in changes in the skin, eyes, cardiovascular system and gastrointestinal system. Pxe was recognized over a hundred years ago. A number of significant advances have been made.
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Is there a treatment for pseudoxanthoma elasticum?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
No.: Not a specific one, anyway. Dietary restriction of calcium has been tried, with limited effect. Ditto for intralesional corticosteroid injections.
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Anyone have or heard of pseudoxanthoma elasticum pxe ?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
PXE: Pseudoxanthoma elasticum, pxe, is an inherited disorder that causes select elastic tissue in the body to become mineralized, that is, calcium and other minerals are deposited in the tissue. This can result in changes in the skin, eyes, cardiovascular system and gastrointestinal system. Pxe was recognized over a hundred years ago. A number of significant advances have been made.

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