Pseudoxanthoma elasticum: a rare cause of hypertension in children

Ekim M., Tumer N., Atmaca L., Anadolu R., Salih M., Donmez O., ...More

PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY, vol.12, no.3, pp.183-185, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s004670050432
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-185
  • Keywords: pseudoxanthoma elasticum, hypertension, DISEASE, GENE
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


We describe an 11-year-old girl with severe renin-dependent hypertension. She had characteristic cutaneous, ocular, and vascular signs of pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE), and the diagnosis was confirmed histologically. Because PXE is a heterogeneous heritable disorder, the family was evaluated for this condition. Since the patient's mother and brother showed some manifestations of PXE, autosomal dominant inheritance is the most likely inheritance pattern in this family.