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December 1962

The Significance of Angioid Streaks

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Arch Dermatol. 1962;86(6):725-728. doi:10.1001/archderm.1962.01590120023004

The chief significance of angioid streaks at the present time is their occurrence in conjunction with 3 disorders—pseudoxanthoma elasticum, Paget's disease of bone, and sicklecell disease. It appears unlikely that a fundamental relationship exists between these disorders, despite the occurrence of such distinctive lesions as angioid streaks with all three.