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ACQUIRED LOOSE SKIN (CHALAZODERMA): Report of a Case

ACQUIRED LOOSE SKIN (CHALAZODERMA): Report of a Case Abstract ABNORMALITIES in the distensibility and elasticity of the skin have been described for centuries under a variety of names. Considerable confusion has arisen in the nomenclature concerning diseases reported under such terms as cutis laxa, dermatolysis, cutis hyperelastica, cutis pendula, loose skin, dermatochalasis, pachydermatocele, chalazoderma, chalodermie, cutaneous geromorphism, dermatomegaly, lax skin, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, elephantiasis and many others. These terms are loosely applied and tend to overlap in meaning. In general, the aforenamed diseases can be separated fairly well into several groups: Dermatolysis is the term first used by Alibert1 in 1835 to describe hypertrophic disorders of the skin associated with laxness but without hyperelasticity. There seem to be two types (which may be related): first, generalized diffuse hypertrophy of the skin which hangs in heavy folds and is coarse and usually rough and, second, localized neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausen's disease). Either may be congenital and may be associated with cutis References 1. Darier, J.: Précis de dermatologie , ed. 4, Paris, Masson & Cie, 1928. 2. Sequeira, J. H.: Cutis pendula , Proc. Roy. Soc. Med. 9:84, 1916. 3. Wise, F., and Snyder, E. J.: Diffuse and Disseminate Dermatolysis: Report of a Case , J. Cutan. Dis. 32:139, 1914. 4. Bielschowsky, F.: Clinical Symptoms and Pathology of Circumscribed Lipatrophy (Cutis Laxa) , Deutsches Arch. f. klin. Med. 166:96, 1930. 5. Rossi, G.: On a Case of Concetti's Dermatomegaly (Cutis Laxa) , Riv. di clin. pediat. 26:137 ( (Feb. 25) ) 1928. 6. Umar, M.: A Case of Dermatolysis , Indian M. Gaz. 62:208 ( (April) ) 1927. 7. Creite, O.: Zwei seltene Fälle von Missbildungen: I. Wampenbildung an Kopf, Hals, und Brust; II. Doppelseitige erbliche Quadratfüsse , Deutsche Ztschr. f. Chir. 197:251, 1926.Crossref 8. Vaglio, R.: Un caso di cutis laxa , Pediatria 31:321 ( (March 15) ) 1923. 9. Wigley, J. E. M.: Dermatolysis (Cutis Laxa) , Proc. Roy. Soc. Med. 36:294 ( (April) ) 1943. 10. Sainz de Aja, E. A., and Bravo, J.: Unna-Jadassohn's Cutis Verticis Gyrata Compared with Alibert's Dermatolysis , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 8:797 ( (Dec.) ) 1923. 11. Negri, F.: A Case of "Cutis Laxa," Pediatria d. med. prat. 9:106 ( (Feb.) ) 1934. 12. Raspi, M.: On a Case of Cutis Laxa , Riv. di clin. pediat. 25:648 ( (Sept.) ) 1927. 13. Comby, J.: Cutis laxa et syndrome d'Ehlers-Danlos , Arch. de méd. d. enf. 40:107 ( (Feb.) ) 1937. 14. Berggreen, P.: Zur Kenntnis der Erblichkeit der Cutis laxa (Gummihaut) , Dermat. Wchnschr. 104:374 ( (March 20) ) 1937. 15. Benjamin, B., and Weiner, H.: Syndrome of Cutaneous Fragility and Hyperelasticity and Articular Hyperlaxity , Am. J. Dis. Child. 65:247 ( (Feb.) ) 1943. 16. Capurro, R.: Lax Skin, Hematoma, Cutaneous Atrophies, Muscular Hypotonia and Articular Laxity , Arch. latino-am. de pediat. 20:713 ( (Nov.) ) 1926. 17. Kalz, F.: Cutis laxa als Symptom allgemeiner Stützgewebswäche , Arch. f. Dermat. u. Syph. 171:155, 1935. 18. Debré, R.; Marie, J., and Seringe, P.: "Cutis laxa" avec dystrophies osseuses , Bull. et. mém. Soc. méd. d. hôp. de Paris 53:1038 ( (July 12) ) 1937. 19. Sutton, R.: Diseases of the Skin , ed. 8, St. Louis, C. V. Mosby Company, 1931. 20. Fuhs, H.: Ueber Dermatochalasis , Wien. klin. Wchnschr. 39:1331 ( (Nov. 11) ) 1926. 21. Goodman, H., and Traub, E. F.: Dermatolysis , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 42:88 ( (Jan.) ) 1926. 22. Souques, A., and Charcot, J. B.: Géromorphism cutané , Nouv. Iconog. d. Salpétrière 4:169, 1891. 23. von Kétly, L.: Ein Fall von eigenartiger Hautveränderung: "Chalodermie" (Schlaffhaut) , Arch. f. Dermat. u. Syph. 56:107, 1901.Crossref 24. Weber, F. P.: Chalasodermia or "Loose Skin" and Its Relationship to Subcutaneous Fibrous or Calcareous Nodules, etc. , Urol. & Cutan. Rev. 27:407 ( (July) ) 1923. 25. Darier, J., and others: Nouvelle pratique dermatologique , Paris, Masson & Cie, 1936. 26. Goth, A.: Ueber Chalodermie (Kétly) , Dermat. Wchnschr. 104:426 ( (April 3) ), 1937. 27. Ormsby, O. S., and Montgomery, H.: Diseases of the Skin , ed. 6, Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1943. 28. Jadassohn, J.: Dermatologie , ed. 2, Vienna, Weidmann & Company, 1938. 29. Mraček, F.: Handbuch der Hautkrankheiten , Vienna, Alfred Höder, 1902. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology American Medical Association

ACQUIRED LOOSE SKIN (CHALAZODERMA): Report of a Case

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Abstract ABNORMALITIES in the distensibility and elasticity of the skin have been described for centuries under a variety of names. Considerable confusion has arisen in the nomenclature concerning diseases reported under such terms as cutis laxa, dermatolysis, cutis hyperelastica, cutis pendula, loose skin, dermatochalasis, pachydermatocele, chalazoderma, chalodermie, cutaneous geromorphism, dermatomegaly, lax skin, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, elephantiasis and many others. These terms are loosely applied and tend to overlap in meaning. In general, the aforenamed diseases can be separated fairly well into several groups: Dermatolysis is the term first used by Alibert1 in 1835 to describe hypertrophic disorders of the skin associated with laxness but without hyperelasticity. There seem to be two types (which may be related): first, generalized diffuse hypertrophy of the skin which hangs in heavy folds and is coarse and usually rough and, second, localized neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausen's disease). Either may be congenital and may be associated with cutis References 1. Darier, J.: Précis de dermatologie , ed. 4, Paris, Masson & Cie, 1928. 2. Sequeira, J. H.: Cutis pendula , Proc. Roy. Soc. Med. 9:84, 1916. 3. Wise, F., and Snyder, E. J.: Diffuse and Disseminate Dermatolysis: Report of a Case , J. Cutan. Dis. 32:139, 1914. 4. Bielschowsky, F.: Clinical Symptoms and Pathology of Circumscribed Lipatrophy (Cutis Laxa) , Deutsches Arch. f. klin. Med. 166:96, 1930. 5. Rossi, G.: On a Case of Concetti's Dermatomegaly (Cutis Laxa) , Riv. di clin. pediat. 26:137 ( (Feb. 25) ) 1928. 6. Umar, M.: A Case of Dermatolysis , Indian M. Gaz. 62:208 ( (April) ) 1927. 7. Creite, O.: Zwei seltene Fälle von Missbildungen: I. Wampenbildung an Kopf, Hals, und Brust; II. Doppelseitige erbliche Quadratfüsse , Deutsche Ztschr. f. Chir. 197:251, 1926.Crossref 8. Vaglio, R.: Un caso di cutis laxa , Pediatria 31:321 ( (March 15) ) 1923. 9. Wigley, J. E. M.: Dermatolysis (Cutis Laxa) , Proc. Roy. Soc. Med. 36:294 ( (April) ) 1943. 10. Sainz de Aja, E. A., and Bravo, J.: Unna-Jadassohn's Cutis Verticis Gyrata Compared with Alibert's Dermatolysis , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 8:797 ( (Dec.) ) 1923. 11. Negri, F.: A Case of "Cutis Laxa," Pediatria d. med. prat. 9:106 ( (Feb.) ) 1934. 12. Raspi, M.: On a Case of Cutis Laxa , Riv. di clin. pediat. 25:648 ( (Sept.) ) 1927. 13. Comby, J.: Cutis laxa et syndrome d'Ehlers-Danlos , Arch. de méd. d. enf. 40:107 ( (Feb.) ) 1937. 14. Berggreen, P.: Zur Kenntnis der Erblichkeit der Cutis laxa (Gummihaut) , Dermat. Wchnschr. 104:374 ( (March 20) ) 1937. 15. Benjamin, B., and Weiner, H.: Syndrome of Cutaneous Fragility and Hyperelasticity and Articular Hyperlaxity , Am. J. Dis. Child. 65:247 ( (Feb.) ) 1943. 16. Capurro, R.: Lax Skin, Hematoma, Cutaneous Atrophies, Muscular Hypotonia and Articular Laxity , Arch. latino-am. de pediat. 20:713 ( (Nov.) ) 1926. 17. Kalz, F.: Cutis laxa als Symptom allgemeiner Stützgewebswäche , Arch. f. Dermat. u. Syph. 171:155, 1935. 18. Debré, R.; Marie, J., and Seringe, P.: "Cutis laxa" avec dystrophies osseuses , Bull. et. mém. Soc. méd. d. hôp. de Paris 53:1038 ( (July 12) ) 1937. 19. Sutton, R.: Diseases of the Skin , ed. 8, St. Louis, C. V. Mosby Company, 1931. 20. Fuhs, H.: Ueber Dermatochalasis , Wien. klin. Wchnschr. 39:1331 ( (Nov. 11) ) 1926. 21. Goodman, H., and Traub, E. F.: Dermatolysis , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 42:88 ( (Jan.) ) 1926. 22. Souques, A., and Charcot, J. B.: Géromorphism cutané , Nouv. Iconog. d. Salpétrière 4:169, 1891. 23. von Kétly, L.: Ein Fall von eigenartiger Hautveränderung: "Chalodermie" (Schlaffhaut) , Arch. f. Dermat. u. Syph. 56:107, 1901.Crossref 24. Weber, F. P.: Chalasodermia or "Loose Skin" and Its Relationship to Subcutaneous Fibrous or Calcareous Nodules, etc. , Urol. & Cutan. Rev. 27:407 ( (July) ) 1923. 25. Darier, J., and others: Nouvelle pratique dermatologique , Paris, Masson & Cie, 1936. 26. Goth, A.: Ueber Chalodermie (Kétly) , Dermat. Wchnschr. 104:426 ( (April 3) ), 1937. 27. Ormsby, O. S., and Montgomery, H.: Diseases of the Skin , ed. 6, Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1943. 28. Jadassohn, J.: Dermatologie , ed. 2, Vienna, Weidmann & Company, 1938. 29. Mraček, F.: Handbuch der Hautkrankheiten , Vienna, Alfred Höder, 1902.

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Archives of Dermatology and SyphilologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1947

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