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Image Number 2376 (Pseudoxanthoma elasticum)


Diagnosis: Pseudoxanthoma elasticum

Site: Neck side

Sex: F

Age: 22



Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


Pseudoxanthoma elasticum is a rare genodermatosis with calcification of elastic fibers in skin, eyes, and cardiovascular system. The inheritance usually is autosomal recessive. This female presented with 2-3 mm yellow flat-topped papules, resembling xanthomas. The papules coalesced producing patches in the neck. Skin biopsy was consistent with pseudoxanthoma elasticum. 

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