C. I. Kaye, D. E. Fisher

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Cutis laxa, or 'generalized elastolysis', is a systemic disorder of probable genetic etiology in which the skin hangs in loose folds about the head and trunk. Both autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive modes of inheritance have been implicated. On skin biopsy, elastic fibers are reduced in number and fragmented. Pulmonary emphysema is not uncommon; bladder and gut diverticulae are also seen. A case is reported of an infant with cutis laxa associated with skeletal anomalies, peculiar facies and genitourinary anomalies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-131
Number of pages2
JournalBirth Defects: Original Article Series
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Genetics(clinical)


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