Generalized acquired cutis laxa type 1: a case report and brief review of literature

Dermatol Online J. 2016 Mar 16;22(3):13030/qt8rb7f7w1.


Cutis laxa, clinically characterized by loose and pendulous skin related to loss of elastic tissue, is a rare heterogeneous condition. It is classified into congenital and acquired types. We report a case of generalized acquired cutis laxa type 1 in a young man following pruritic urticarial plaques. We have done a brief review of literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cutis Laxa / diagnosis*
  • Cutis Laxa / pathology
  • Facial Dermatoses / diagnosis*
  • Facial Dermatoses / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Skin / pathology
  • Thorax