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Amniotic Bands in Connective Tissue Disorders

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source: Archives of Disease in Childhood

year: 1985

authors: Young ID, Lindenbaum RH, Thompson EM, Pembrey ME


Amniotic bands are described in two children with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV and in one with severe osteogenesis imperfecta. Since the basic defect in both of these disorders rests in collagen, which constitutes the main component of the load bearing amnion, it is proposed that these cases provide further insight into the pathogenesis of amniotic bands.

organization: Leicester Royal Infirmary; Churchill Hospital; Institute of Child Health London

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