dermatosparaxis

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.

Dermatosparaxis

Skin fragility caused by abnormal collagen.

dermatosparaxis

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.
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With recent developments and increased medical expertise, a simplified classifica-tion of EDS has been revised into six major types namely Classical, Hypermobility, Vascular, Ky-phoscoliosis, Arthroclasia, and Dermatosparaxis.
Although well defined, the kyphoscoliosis, arthrochalasia, and dermatosparaxis types are con-siderably less common than the classical, hypermobility, and arterial types of EDS.
The six major types of EDS are (a) classical type, (b) hypermobility type, (c) vascular type, (d) kyphoscoliosis type, (e) arthrochalasia type, and (f) dermatosparaxis type (Beighton et al.