Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum

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Pseudoxanthoma elasticum facts

  • Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is a rare disorder of degeneration of the elastic fibers.
  • PXE is inherited from the parents.
  • PXE typically causes yellow-white small raised areas in the skin folds (flexure areas).
  • PXE can affect areas of the body other than the skin.
  • Treatment of PXE involves monitoring by the doctor and measures to prevent injury and promote overall health.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/19/2013