Cutis Laxa Videos …….. N°3

Here is the third episode of our videos.

A painful and emotional memory…… receiving the diagnosis…….

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Cutis Laxa Videos….. N°2

Here is the 2nd episode of the Cutis Laxa videos.

Marie-Claude Boiteux talks about “difference and psychological impact”


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see you next week for episode N°3

Cécile talks about Cutis Laxa

Here is a new video that has just been posted on social media.

Cécile talks about what it is like to live with Cutis Laxa.

We are sorry it is only in French.


Cutis Laxa Videos…… N°1

Here is the first of 8 videos edited by EwenLife on their Youtube Channel

Marie-Claude Boiteux explains what Cutis Laxa is and the different types.

It is in French, but here is how you can get subtittles in your own language

They talk about us !!

EwenLife is dedicated to rare disorders. They made an interview with Marie-Claude Boiteux to publish videos talking about Cutis Laxa: what it is, the diagnosis, treatments, Cutis Laxa Internationale, etc

Once a week, on sunday, they will edit one video. And there are 8 videos. We are sorry there was no funds to get them subtittled in English we hope you can understand French.

Here is the teaser announcing the videos on their facebook page

They also talked about Cutis Laxa on their facebook page

Here is their Youtube channel where the videos are posted.

ENJOY watching them !


Since  Cutis Laxa Internationale was set up, we have received many patients’ and parents’ testimonies.

They are now collected in a newly published book :

« Cutis Laxa, Story of a Rare Disorder, Patients’ testimonies ».

It is available in French, English and Spanish. We will send it to you on request, at €25 per copy.


Cécile was diagnosed in 1992.

8 years later, she appeared for the first time on TV screens.

On 11th November 2001 we set up Cutis Laxa Internationale. But there was no research programm. We knew of 9 patients.

One month later,  we appealled on TV screens during the Telethon (Fudraising event). We needed a 10th patient for a research programm to be launched.

Annie Moissin, who was responsible for relationship with patients for orphan disorders at that time, heard our call. She tells here (in French) what happened next.

Thanks to you Annie,

Thanks to Solhand of which you are now the Chair.,

One can do nothing alone, Together we are stronger, we go further.

Marie-Claude Boiteux

Chair of Cutis Laxa Internationale,  Cécile’s mother

Living with …. Cutis Laxa

The French monthly magazine “La Revue du Praticien” (The Medical Practitioner’s Journal) published an article on Cutis Laxa in its November issue.


Read the article here (in French)

Patients Representatives’ (EPAGs) work in 2019-2020 in the European Reference Network-Skin (ERN-Skin)

During the 5th annual meeting of the French Health Network FIMARAD (Network for Rare Cutaneous Disorders), Marie-Claude Boiteux presented the ePAGs’ work for Patients in ERN-Skin (in French at 9:57)

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e-Book edited by the French Federation for Skin (FFP)

FFP has just issues its first e-book on :

“Cutaneous disorders and psychology”

The French Federation for Skin helps you and shares a few pages on patients’ psychological situation as well as advice and analysis from our psychologists. It aims to give some points to help live a better daily life with the disorder.

Read (pdf in French)