cutis laxa

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A connective tissue disorder characterized by loose, sagging, and inelastic skin. Autosomal dominant cutis laxa can be caused by mutations in the elastin gene. Mutations in the gene encoding fibulin-5 can cause either autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive cutis laxa and the latter may also arise through mutation in fibulin-4 or in a subunit of the V-type ATPase.

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