A Case of Periumbilical Perforating Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum

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INTRODUCTION

Periumbilical perforating pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PPPXE), first described by Hicks et al. in 1979, is a rare acquired disorder of connective tissue. This localized cutaneous disorder characteristically presents as a well-defined, hyperpigmented periumbilical plaque in multiparous, obese, black women. It is suggested that repeated traumas of pregnancy, obesity, or abdominal surgery promote localized degeneration of elastic fibers. Herein, we report an uncommon case of PPPXE which occurred in an obese, multiparous woman. levitra tablets

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