Pseudoxanthoma elasticum

What is Pseudoxanthoma elasticum?

Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is an inherited connective tissue disorder characterized by progressive calcification and fragmentation of elastic fibers in the skin, retina, and arterial walls.

Other condition names

  • Gronblad-Strandberg-Touraine syndrome
  • PXE

Inheritance type

Autosomal recessive


  • Europe: 1-9 in 100,000

Age of Onset

  • All ages
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