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National Association for Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum

a/k/a: NAPE


8760 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63144-2724





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The National Association for Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum (NAPE), established in 1988, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support and education of patients, their families and friends, and the medical and research profession regarding pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE). PXE is a rare connective tissue disease that is inherited and progressive, and affects the elastic tissues of the body. NAPE promotes patient advocacy, provides an educational brochure, produces and distributes quarterly newsletters to affected individuals, families and healthcare professionals, and organize an annual conference to help those with PXE meet other with PXE and provide additional support and education. NAPE also sponsors a program to help members purchase low vision aids that they might not be able to afford otherwise.

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