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September 1959


AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(3):369-373. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560210111024

Cutis Laxa (Dermatomegaly). Presented by Dr. Francesco Ronchese.

A boy aged 2 years, the child of a physician, has been noted to have loosely folded skin since birth. His physical and mental development have been otherwise normal. He is presented for suggestions as to therapy and for guidance in prognosis.


Dr. Francesco Ronchese: I first saw the child when he was six months old. He then had more subcutaneous fat, and the skin did not hang in folds as much as it does now. With a diminution of subcutaneous fat one can expect an accentuation of symptoms. Only three cases of this congenital disorder have been reported in the literature, and this one will make the fourth. None of the three reported was seen after infancy (see discussion of paper of Robinson and Ellis: A. M. A. Arch. Dermat. 77:665, 1958). Consequently, to my knowledge, no one

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