Pseudoxanthoma elasticum

Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum (PXE)

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Pseudoxanthoma elasticum, PXE, is an inherited disorder that causes select elastic tissue in the body to become mineralized, that is, calcium and other minerals are deposited in the tissue. This can result in changes in the skin, eyes, and rarely the cardiovascular system and gastrointestinal systems. PXE was recognized more than a hundred years ago. A number of significant advances have been made in the past few years.

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