It is an autosomal recessive condition, found on chromosome 16.
Its various associations are:
- a characteristic 'plucked chicken' skin (google it, memorise it, get ready to spot it in part 2)
- angioid streaks in retina/vision problems
- rarely GI bleeds
- claudication/cardiovascular problems.
There is no treatment so management is symptomatic only.
Thats all for today, proceed to the war if you are up to.