William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum facts
- Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is a rare disorder of degeneration of the elastic fibers.
- PXE is inherited from the parents.
- PXE typically causes yellow-white small raised areas in the skin folds (flexure areas).
- PXE can affect areas of the body other than the skin.
- Treatment of PXE involves monitoring by the doctor and measures to prevent injury and promote overall health.
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