Individuals affected by PXE generally show a great deal of variety in the severity of symptoms, even between family members. On June 10, 1992, 40 prominent researchers and physicians working on PXE attended a consensus conference at the Jefferson Memorial College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to discuss and characterize the criteria used to diagnosis PXE as well as further directions for research on PXE. Dr. Jouni Uitto, of the PXE International Research Consortium, chaired the conference. The featured speaker of the conference was Dr. Victor McKusick of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine who presented on the clinical and genetic issues associated with the diagnosis and inheritance of PXE.
Click here: Presenters and topics, diagnostic criteria, and classification of PXE
Click here: Summary article in Journal of American Academy of Dermatology
Lebwohl M, Neldner K, Pope FM, De Paepe A, Christiano AM, Boyd CD, Uitto J, McKusick VA. Classification of pseudoxanthoma elasticum: report of a consensus conference. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1994 Jan;30(1):103-7. PMID: 8277008
Click here: Summary article in Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Christiano AM, Lebwohl MG, Boyd CD, Uitto J. Workshop on pseudoxanthoma elasticum: molecular biology and pathology of the elastic fibers. Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 10, 1992. J Invest Dermatol. 1992 Nov;99(5):660-3. PMID: 1431233