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Have you ever heard of pseudoxanthoma elasticum? What is it?

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In brief: Genetic

Pxe is a genetic condition that is transmitted in an autosomal recessive fashion, meaning when 2 unaffected partners possess a mutated gene; they can both pass the mutated gene down and cause pxe.
Manifestations include early atherosclerosis (vessel disease) with leg pain on walking, a tendency towards bleeding, particularly in the eye. Skin manifestations are predominantly on folds.

In brief: Genetic

Pxe is a genetic condition that is transmitted in an autosomal recessive fashion, meaning when 2 unaffected partners possess a mutated gene; they can both pass the mutated gene down and cause pxe.
Manifestations include early atherosclerosis (vessel disease) with leg pain on walking, a tendency towards bleeding, particularly in the eye. Skin manifestations are predominantly on folds.
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