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Case Number : Case 1963 - 7 Dec 2017 Posted By: Nitin Khirwadkar

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44 M, Few areas on the skin of the back of neck with a ‘plucked chicken appearance’

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Dr. Richard Carr

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Nitin, great to see you posting on the site. Warm regards R.

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vincenzo polizzi

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Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum (odd age, but PXE is often asymptomatic, so it may present in adult age ). 

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vincenzo polizzi

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2 hours ago, Raul Perret said:

 

Agree with the nice clinical description.

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Nitin Khirwadkar

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Yes, pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE). Very typical histology. The Von Kossa and EVG stains highlighted the abnormal elastic fibres. I shall request admin to upload these. A leading clinical clue on the request form! The patient had a cardiological examination which was normal.  The patient had bilateral angioid streaks. It is important to remember that PXE has a striking variation in the phenotypic expression and not all patients will manifest with cutaneous lesions.

P.S. Thanks Richard and all.

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