dermatosparaxis(dĕr″mă-tō-spă-răk′sĭs) [″ + Gr. sparassein, to tear]
Loose, sagging, fragile, and easily bruised skin. When it is caused by a deficiency of procollagen I, it is responsible for a rare variant of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
Skin fragility caused by abnormal collagen.
Mentioned in: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
an inherited defect in collagen synthesis caused by a deficiency of procollagen peptidase. Results in fragility, hyperelasticity and laxity of the skin. Occurs in cattle, some breeds of sheep, and Himalayan cats. Called also Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hyperelastosis cutis, cutaneous asthenia.