Cutis laxa

Dr Vicci du Plessis and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Cutis laxa is a rare dermatological condition, characterised by elastic fibre loss, resulting in very lax skin. Patients can also develop emphysema.


Cutis laxa may be inherited (autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, or X-linked recessive) or may occur sporadically.

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rID: 43198
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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