Definition: A group of connective tissue diseases in which skin hangs in loose pendulous folds. It is believed to be associated with decreased elastic tissue formation as well as an abnormality in elastin formation. Cutis laxa is usually a genetic disease, but acquired cases have been reported. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
do not confuse with ANETODERMA; CUTIS LAXA is mostly a genetic disease: both are described as "loose skin"
See AlsoEhlers-Danlos Syndrome
Other names Dermatomegaly; Dermatolysis; Dermatolyses