Familial Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum and Valvular Heart Disease
The clinical and pathologic findings are presented of a patient with pseudoxanthoma elasticum leading to fatal valvular heart disease. The literature concerning the involvement of the heart by this disease is reviewed and reveals that valvular heart disease has not been described as a clinical problem heretofore. The occurrence of the condition in the relatives of the patient is described.
- © 1959 American Heart Association, Inc.