Cutis laxa is a rare, inherited or acquired connective tissue disorder characterised by loosely hanging skin that lacks elasticity. Cutis laxa is also known as generalised elastolysis. Extremely wrinkled skin may be particularly noticeable on the neck and in the armpits and groin. Cutis laxa can also affect connective tissue in other parts of the body, including the heart, blood vessels, joints, intestines, and lungs. The disorder can cause heart problems and abnormal narrowing, bulging, or tearing of critical arteries.
HOW IS CUTIS LAXA DIAGNOSED?
A skin biopsy may become essential to identify the conditio though a general physician can indicate the disease by a thorough physical examination
HOW IS CUTIS LAXA TREATED?
Treatment towards the disease is directed towards specific symptoms. A team of specialists may be required for treating the disease. Surgery may be done to repair hernias. Cosmetic surgery may be done to improve skin symptoms
DID YOU KNOW?
Poor muscle tone and short stature are also some symptoms of the condition.