Curtis Laxa is a condition where the connective tissue of the body gets affects and lies limp instead of sitting firmly. Autosomal Dominant Curtis Laxa and Occipital Horn Syndrome are some of the forms of this inherited disease, which tends to affect children in particular. The symptoms include delays and development and feeding problems.
HOW IS CUTIS LAXA DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of cutis laxa is based upon identification of the symptoms, a detailed patient history, a thorough clinical evaluation and a variety of specialized tests. Surgical removal and microscopic examination (biopsy) of affected skin can reveal characteristic changes in elastic fibers. Molecular genetic testing can detect mutations in specific genes known to cause cutis laxa.
HOW IS CUTIS LAXA TREATED?
There is no specific cure or treatment for the condition but regular monitoring can help in slowing its progression and increase the lifespan. Treatment includes surgery and medications.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are different types of Cutis laxa; some are acquired while others are inherited. The symptoms usually begin during infancy and last through lifetime.