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It’s Mnemonic Monday! Angioid Streaks

On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember conditions associated with angioid streaks with the following mnemonic:


Anemia, sickle cell
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum
Paget’s disease of the bone
Lead poisoning
Sclerosis, tuberous

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Further Reading

Check out the following case report published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD):

Fractionated Carbon Dioxide Laser Treatment of Fibroelastolytic Papulosis With Excellent Cosmetic Result and Resolution of Pruritus


Fibroelastolytic papulosis (FEP) consists of two dermatological conditions with clinical and histological similarities: pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE)-like papillary dermal elastolysis (PXE-PDE) and white fibrous papulosis of neck (WFPN). There is no effective documented treatment of FEP that we found in the published medical literature. We present a case of a Caucasian man with FEP who underwent fractionated carbon dioxide (CO2) laser treatment and achieved excellent cosmetic results and resolution of pruritus after three treatment sessions with no recurrence six-months post-treatment. Read the full case report here.

J Drugs Dermatol. 2015;14(11):1354-1357.

Test your knowledge!

What is the most likely ocular finding associated with this condition?

A: Angioid streaks

B: Lester sign

C: Lisch nodules

D: Glaucoma

E: Congenital hypertrophy of retinal pigment epithelium

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