Severe coronary artery disease in a 21-year-old girl with pseudoxanthoma elasticum and anomalous origin of the right coronary artery.


Kocaman S. A. , Tavil Y., Yalcin M. R.

Acta cardiologica, vol.62, no.4, pp.417-9, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.62.4.2022288
  • Journal Name: Acta cardiologica
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.417-9
  • Keywords: pseudoxonthoma elasticum, premature coronary artery disease, anomalous origin of coronary artery, MUTATIONS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Pseucloxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive calcific degeneration and fragmentation of the elastic fibres. We present a patient with PXE who had premature atherosclerosis that had involved severely all major coronary vessels as well as an anomalous origin of right coronary artery.