Journal Article

<i>Cutis laxa</i> presenting as recurrent ileus

Shishira Bharadwaj, Prakash Shrestha, Tushar D. Gohel and Maninder Singh

in Gastroenterology Report

Volume 4, issue 1, pages 77-79
Published in print February 2016 |
Published online July 2014 | e-ISSN: 2052-0034 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gastro/gou045

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Cutis laxa (CL) is a rare connective tissue disorder characterized by phenotypic appearance of loose and redundant skin. CL can be congenital or acquired. Congenital forms include autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive and X-linked recessive. Apart from cutaneous abnormalities, CL can present with visceral involvement. In this article, we report a case of CL presenting as recurrent ileus.

Keywords: Cutis Laxa; Gastro-intestinal Symptoms; Ileus

Journal Article.  893 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gastroenterology

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