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Pseudoxanthoma elasticum and pregnancy: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11214955     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is a rare hereditary disease characterised by systemic degeneration of elastic tissue. Calcification of elastic fibres seen histologically is pathognomonic for the disorder. Most pseudoxanthoma elasticum patients show no serious complications during pregnancy. CASE: We report a case of a 29-year-old white woman with pseudoxanthoma elasticum, who delivered a healthy infant at the 35th week by cesarean section after an uneventful pregnancy. Sonographic and histological placental findings are described. CONCLUSION: Pregnancy in a patient with pseudoxanthoma elasticum presents some problems such as the evolution of the disease in the soon to be mother and the influence of the disease on the pregnancy. In our case there were no fetal-maternal complications related to the disease except skin lesion aggravation.
M Valenzano; A Corticelli; M Podestà; L Nicoletti; S Saffioti; L Derchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-14     Completed Date:  2001-04-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Genova University, S. Martino Hospital, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section
Gestational Age
Pregnancy Complications*
Pregnancy Outcome*
Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum / complications*,  ultrasonography
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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