A Case of Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum with Microvascular Alterations: Possible Explanations and CausesMax Jonathan Stumpf*, Martin Steinmetz, Dirk Skowasch, Georg Nickenig, Nadjib Schahab and Christian Alexander Schaefer
Medizinische Klinik II, Angiologie, Sigmund-Freud-Str., Germany
- *Corresponding Author:
- Medizinische Klinik II
Angiologie, Sigmund-Freud- Str. 25
Bonn, NRW 53105, Germany
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Received Date: May 03, 2017; Accepted Date: May 29, 2017; Published Date: June 08, 2017
Citation: Stumpf MJ, Steinmetz M, Skowasch D, Nickenig G, Schahab N, et al. (2017) A Case of Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum with Microvascular Alterations: Possible Explanations and Causes. Orthop Muscular Syst 6: 236. doi:10.4172/2161-0533.1000236
Copyright: © 2017 Stumpf MJ, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum is a rare autosomal recessive disease, which is well-known for its affection of three major organ systems: skin, eye and cardiovascular systems, in particular large elastic arteries. This case is one of the first demonstrations of microvascular alterations in patients Pseudoxanthoma elasticum and offers hypotheses for their explanation.