Cutis laxa encompasses a group of rare disorders that occur in several inherited congenital forms or are acquired at some point during life -acquired cutis laxa. Cutis laxa involves a wide spectrum of symptoms that result from defects in connective tissue found throughout the body - in muscles, joints, skin and other organs.
The treatment of Cutis laxa focuses on managing the symptoms and treating other conditions.
- Depending on the symptoms, a team of specialists - including cardiologists, pulmonologists, dermatologists, and surgeons treat the condition.
- Cosmetic surgery to tighten skin that is loosened due to cutis laxa. These results may last temporarily.
- Surgeries to repair hernias.
- Medications to control swelling.
- Beta-blockers such as Inderal, Lopressor, Toprol, etc., for heart problems.
- Botox for wrinkles in your lungs.
- Corticosteroid Inhalers like Advair and Dulera for emphysema.
- Physical therapy
- People with cutis laxa should avoid smoking and excess sun exposure, as these can worsen symptoms.
Loose,Hanging skin especially on the face, neck and thighs,Loose joints, sometimes called double-jointedness
Irregular narrowing or bulging in blood vessels,Hernias,Pouches in your intestines called diverticula,Emphysema
Aortic aneurysm,Pulmonary arterial hypoplasia.
Cardiac hypertrophy,Bradycardia,Developmental delays,Feeding difficulties in infants nearsightedness, seizures,Poor muscle tone,Short stature,Under-developed lungs
Cosmetic surgery to tighten skin that is loosened due to cutis laxa; these results may last temporarily,Surgeries to repair hernias,Medications to control swelling,Beta-blockers such as Inderal, Lopressor, Toprol etc. for heart problems,Botox for wrinkles in your lungs,Corticosteroid Inhalers like Advair and Dulera for emphysema,Physical therapy