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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-58

Acquired localized cutis laxa: A case report and the role of plastic surgery


Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Guru Prasad Reddy
404 M, Gautam Buddha Hostel, King George Medical University, Lucknow -226 003, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/ijd.IJD_14_18

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Cutis laxa is an uncommon connective tissue disorder affecting the elastin fibers leading to lax and pendulous skin and in generalized form can present with systemic involvement. Congenital cutis laxa is common in comparison to acquired cutis laxa and has varied inheritance patterns. Treatment is chiefly observation in congenital cutis laxa, and there is a paucity of literature on surgical management in acquired cutis laxa. We report a rare case of acquired localized cutis laxa with a review of literature on the role of plastic surgery in this condition.


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