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Cutis Laxa

A group of connective tissue diseases in which skin hangs in loose pendulous folds. It is believed to be associated with decreased elastic tissue formation as well as an abnormality in elastin formation. Cutis laxa is usually a genetic disease, but acquired cases have been reported. (From Dorland, 27th ed)

Year introduced: 1968

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Tree Number(s): C16.320.850.180, C17.300.230, C17.800.827.180

MeSH Unique ID: D003483

Entry Terms:

  • Dermatomegaly
  • Dermatolysis
  • Dermatolyses

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