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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine

year: 1939

authors: Goldsmith WN


M. E., female, aged 16.
Present condition: She shows the characteristic flaccid, papery, purplish scars on her knees and elbows and also on her legs. On her right knee is a hemispherical dull purple, soft nodule about 1 cm. in diameter. It can be partiallv reduced on pressure. Just above and below the knees and elbows the pilosebaceous orifices are prominent. The skin of the face and arms is somewhat looser than normal but it does not amount to a true ” cutis laxa “. The joints of the limbs are all somewhat over-extensible. This is best seen in the case of the thumbs. No spherules could be felt. In other respects clinical examination revealed nothing abnormal.

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