Grön·blad-Strand·berg syn·drome(grŏn'blahd strahn'bĕrg),
angioid streaks of the retina together with pseudoxanthoma elasticum of the skin.
Etymology: Ester E. Grönblad, Swedish ophthalmologist, 1898-1942; James V. Strandberg, Swedish dermatologist, 1883-1942
an autosomal-recessive disorder of connective tissue characterized by premature aging and breakdown of the skin, gray or brown streaks on the retina, and hemorrhagic arterial degeneration, including retinal bleeding that causes vision loss. Angina pectoris and hypertension are common. Weak pulse, episodic cramplike pains in the calves, and fatigue with exertion may affect the extremities. The prognosis depends on vessel involvement, but life expectancy is shortened. Treatment is symptomatic. Also called pseudoxanthoma elasticum.
Grönblad,Ester Elisabeth, Swedish ophthalmologist, 1898-1942.
Grönblad-Strandberg syndrome - angioid streaks of the retina together with pseudoxanthoma elasticum of the skin.
Strandberg,James Victor, Swedish dermatologist, 1883-1942.
Grönblad-Strandberg syndrome - see under Grönblad