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Cutis Laxa With Bilateral Pulmonary Emphysema. Presented by Arnold Nitishin, MD.
An 11-month-old Latin-American boy, was admitted to Roosevelt Hospital on Jan 27, 1966, for the first time with the diagnosis of pneumonia, primarily of the right upper lobe. Physical examination and chest x-rays at the time of admission revealed scattered infiltrates in the upper lobes and changes compatible with pulmonary emphysema. The infant had the general appearance of premature aging, with many pendulous skin folds on the head and trunk. Past history revealed a normal fullterm gestation, uneventful delivery, and a normal neonatal period.The parents state that they began to notice an increase in skin folds at approximately 3 months of age. When the infant was 4 months old he had an episode of "pneumonia" for which he was satisfactorily treated with penicillin on an outpatient basis by a private physician. Family history is normal in
NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE. Arch Dermatol. 1967;95(3):334-341. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01600330092020