Pseudoxanthoma-elasticum-like syndrome and thalassemia: an update.

@article{Fabbri2009PseudoxanthomaelasticumlikeSA,
  title={Pseudoxanthoma-elasticum-like syndrome and thalassemia: an update.},
  author={Elena Fabbri and Gian Luca Forni and Giulia Guerrini and Caterina Borgna-Pignatti},
  journal={Dermatology online journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={7}
}
Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum (PXE) is an autosomal recessive, multisystem disorder affecting connective tissues. We describe three cases of the acquired PXE-like syndrome that often occurs in association with hemolytic anemias, in particular the hemoglobinopathies, and review the literature on the subject. The pathogenesis of the acquired PXE-like lesions is not yet completely understood. None of the mutations observed in the inherited form has been detected in the syndrome accompanying thalassemia… CONTINUE READING

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