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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine

year: 1936

authors: Weber FP


The “Ehlers-Danlos syndrome” is a convenient term for a group of three essential constituent symptoms, or rather signs, of congenital-developmental origin, which occur in varying degree in different cases : over-elasticity of skin, overextensibility of joints (especially of thumbs) and (most important of the three) friability of the skin and its blood-vessels. Unless all these three signs are present in more or less degree, a case cannot be termed a “complete ” one of the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

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