Acral localized acquired cutis laxa associated with rheumatoid arthritis

Franco Rongioletti, Maurizio Cutolo, Piera Bondavalli, Alfredo Rebora

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We report the first case of the acral localization of the acquired form of cutis laxa associated with severe rheumatoid arthritis. The skin laxity-was preceded by episodes of itching and swelling of the hands and feet. Histopathology showed that the elastic fibers were lost in the areas of cutis laxa and decreased in adjacent skin. The pathogenetic relationship with rheumatoid arthritis or the intake of related drugs is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-130
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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