Restrictive cardiomyopathy and pseudoxanthoma elasticum skin lesions

Maria B. Musumeci, Lorenzo Semprini, Matteo Casenghi, Dalma Montesanti, Vittoria Mastromarino, Fabio Socciarelli, Massimo Volpe, Camillo Autore

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Abstract

We report a rare case of a patient with AL amyloidosis and pseudoxanthoma elasticum skin lesions. An association between these two diseases has been previously described as amyloid elastosis in only six cases, but cardiac findings were not fully elucidated. The peculiarity of our case is that a severe cardiac involvement influenced the prognosis negatively. Furthermore, the electron microscopic examination did not show all the peculiar histopathological findings of amyloid elastosis, precluding a final diagnosis of this disease.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jul 17 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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