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Cutis Laxa MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Cutis Laxa
Tree Number(s)
C16.320.850.180
C17.300.230
C17.800.827.180
Unique ID
D003483
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003483
Annotation
do not confuse with ANETODERMA; CUTIS LAXA is mostly a genetic disease: both are described as "loose skin"
Scope Note
A group of connective tissue diseases in which skin hangs in loose pendulous folds. It is believed to be associated with decreased elastic tissue formation as well as an abnormality in elastin formation. Cutis laxa is usually a genetic disease, but acquired cases have been reported. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Dermatolysis
Dermatomegaly
See Also
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Public MeSH Note
1968; sww DERMATOLYSIS 1963-1967
History Note
1968; use DERMATOLYSIS 1963-1967
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2015/06/18
Cutis Laxa Preferred
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