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Arch Hellen Med, 34(2), March-April 2017, 253-254


Cutis laxa. Case report

B. Darban, M. Moradi
Pediatric Department, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran

Cutis laxa is a rare syndrome due to a defect in the production and destruction of elastic tissue, which is characterized by loose skin, wrinkled skin and premature skin aging. The case is presented of a female with clinical manifestations suggestive of cutis laxa syndrome with a twin brother who died with similar clinical features. The disorder may be transmitted by autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive mode, the latter usually having more severe manifestations. For the definitive diagnosis and subtyping of the syndrome genetic study should be performed.

Key words: Cutis laxa, Genetic study, Wrinkled skin.

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