Disease Information for Cutis laxa

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Clinical Manifestations
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Child
Population/Pediatrics population
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child
Population/Child-Infant Only
Population/Children/all
Diagnostic Test Results
Ultrasound
Echo/Pulmonary artery hypertension
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Associated Disease & Complications
Congenital heart disease
Pulmonary hypertension
Pulmonic valve stenosis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Gene locus Chromosome X.
Pathophysiology/Gene Locus Identified/OMIM database
Pathophysiology/Gene locus Xq12-q13
Pathophysiology/Genomic indentifiers (polymorphism/snip/mutations)
Process
PROCESS/Congenital/developmental (category)
Definition

A group of connective tissue diseases in which skin hangs in loose pendulous folds. It is believed to be associated with decreased elastic tissue formation as well as an abnormality in elastin formation. Cutis laxa is usually a genetic disease, but acquired cases have been reported. (From Dorland, 27th ed)

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