Cutis Laxa (Elastolysis) Treatment & Management

Updated: Mar 04, 2022
  • Author: Marc Zachary Handler, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Treatment

Surgical Care

 

 

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Consultations

Consult a dermatologist for evaluation of the underlying cause of cutis laxa (elastolysis).

Consult an internal medicine specialist for evaluation of the underlying cause of cutis laxa and internal organ involvement.

Cutis laxa increases the risk for aortic aneurysm; therefore, regular cardiac monitoring is recommended to avert a potentially fatal aortic rupture.

Affected individuals may require a consultation with a pulmonologist.

Consultation with a geneticist is suggested, particularly for patients presenting in childhood.

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