Ophthalmologic Manifestations of Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum Workup

Updated: May 09, 2016
  • Author: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

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  • Complete blood cell (CBC) count

  • Serum electrolytes

  • Calcium and phosphorus

  • Blood glucose

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Imaging Studies

Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) can identify angioid streaks in the Bruch membrane. [4]

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Procedures

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  • Skin biopsy

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Histologic Findings

Histopathologic studies from skin biopsy show characteristic changes consisting of fragmented elastic fibers, which may be calcified in the deeper layers of the dermis.

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