Thursday, November 27, 2014

Prevalence .....

The prevalence of ‘Cutis Laxa’ is estimated 1 in every 1,000,000 birth.

Cutis Laxa is extremely rare. As per National Institute of Health, only around 200 families are suffering from this disorder, worldwide.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Name .....

The term ‘Cutis Laxa’ is a Latin word which means ‘Loose/Lax Skin

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cutis Laxa is all about ……

In a one liner Cutis Laxa is a rare inherited connective tissue disorder, characterized by inelastic saggy skin, with droopy appearance.

Connective tissue is the body’s supporting framework of tissue consisting of strands of collagen, elastic fibers between muscles and around muscle groups, blood vessels and simple cells. Connective tissue provides stricture and strength to the muscles, joints, organs and skin.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Meet the Little Yuxin ..... (2/2)

The little, Yuxin Xiaoli was born with a loosening skin. Her tiny face is full of wrinkles. The skin on her cheeks and chins drooped. She had even more sagging skin in other parts of her body.

Маленькая девочка выглядит как старушка

Przerażająca choroba! Ta "babcia" ma... 18 miesięcy

The little girl¿s face is covered with wrinkles, and the skin on her cheeks hangs. The skin on her body is even looser

Przerażająca choroba! Ta "babcia" ma... 18 miesięcy

Przerażająca choroba! Ta "babcia" ma... 18 miesięcy

Yuxin’s health is deteriorating ¾ she is suffering from a congenital heart disease, pneumonia and asthma, which recurring frequently these days.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Meet the Little Yuxin ..... (1/2)

Meet Yuxin Xiaoli, a 3 year old girl in China ¾ but wait a minutes isn’t she looks like 60 ???

What Happened to her ??

Yuxin Xiaoli is thought be suffering from  cutis laxa, which is a group of rare connective tissue disorders in which the skin becomes inelastic and hangs loosely in folds.Yuxin Xiaoli is thought be suffering from  cutis laxa, which is a group of rare connective tissue disorders in which the skin becomes inelastic and hangs loosely in folds

Most of you are thinking that she might be suffering from a premature aging disorder ¾ Progeria??

Nope ----- not at all !!

It’s the rare skin disorder ¾ Cutis Laxa, which makes her look like an old woman.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Meet Zara ..... (2/3)

Zara and her sister Jolene and mum Tracy suffers from a rare disorder ¾ Cutis Laxa, though it was misdiagnosed as ‘Lipodystrophy’ earlier, which causes their skin appears saggy but not stretchy pointing to the premature aging.

lipodystropy family
 Tracey Gibson: 42, and two daughter Jolene Hardy: 24 and Zara Hartshorn: 16

Cutis Laxa is a rare genetic condition in which deterioration in the fatty and connective tissues as well as bones under the skin appears as the extreme premature aging. Some of them reported that their teeth fall out and have had to rely on collagen injection to combat wrinkles.

In contrast to 'Cutis Laxa', ‘Lipodystrophy’ is an extremely rare disorder in which fat deposited in the body parts, where it should not be allowed to deposit. With other health complication 'Lipodystrophy' makes a person look and appear older than his/her original age.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Meet Zara ..... (1/3)

Meet Zara Hartshorn, a British lady whose rare genetic condition has made her appear as 60, as if she is in the twilight of her life ¾ her teeth are falling out and she is on collagen injections for her wrinkles ¾  but Zara is no longer a middle aged woman who is coping to rejuvenate her youth ¾ she is only in her 16 !!!

Zara Hartshorn

Zara Hartshorn

Zara with her Birth Certificate

Zara Hartshorn