Pseudoxanthoma elasticum-like (PXL) condition is one of the complications faced by patients with β-thalassemia major (β-TM). Histopathological features include abnormal, mineralized and fragmented elastic fibers in skin, eyes and arterial blood vessels (elastorrhexia). The pathogenesis of PXL lesions in β-TM is not yet completely understood. This study was aimed at analyzing a possible implication of α-Klotho in the clinical manifestation of PXL in patients with β-TM (30 with and 78 without PXL). A significant correlation was observed between Klotho, parathyroid hormone (PTH) and serum calcium (Ca). Our analysis seems to indicate α-Klotho and PTH as factors that can affect the development of PXL.

Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum-Like in β-Thalassemia Major, a matter of α-Klotho and Parathyroid Hormone?

Baldan, Alessandro
Primo
;
Bosi, Cristina;Malaventura, Cristina
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Borgna-Pignatti, Caterina
Ultimo
2017

Abstract

Pseudoxanthoma elasticum-like (PXL) condition is one of the complications faced by patients with β-thalassemia major (β-TM). Histopathological features include abnormal, mineralized and fragmented elastic fibers in skin, eyes and arterial blood vessels (elastorrhexia). The pathogenesis of PXL lesions in β-TM is not yet completely understood. This study was aimed at analyzing a possible implication of α-Klotho in the clinical manifestation of PXL in patients with β-TM (30 with and 78 without PXL). A significant correlation was observed between Klotho, parathyroid hormone (PTH) and serum calcium (Ca). Our analysis seems to indicate α-Klotho and PTH as factors that can affect the development of PXL.
Baldan, Alessandro; Giusti, Andrea; Bosi, Cristina; Malaventura, Cristina; Forni, Gianluca; Borgna-Pignatti, Caterina
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11392/2385702
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 0
  • Scopus 2
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 2
social impact