Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum (cont.)
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.
In this Article
- Pseudoxanthoma elasticum facts
- What is pseudoxanthoma elasticum?
- How is pseudoxanthoma elasticum inherited?
- What are symptoms of pseudoxanthoma elasticum?
- What is the treatment for patients with pseudoxanthoma elasticum?
What is the treatment for patients with pseudoxanthoma elasticum?
There is no cure for PXE. Treatment of patients with PXE involves monitoring organ function and consequences of the effects of the weakened elastin fibers in the body as well as measures to prevent injury and promote overall health.
For further information about Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum, please visit the following site: PXE International: Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum.
Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics
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