What is pseudoxanthoma elasticum?

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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