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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine

year: 1970

authors: Harland D

summary/abstract:

Miss C W F, aged 17
Past history: Born three weeks prematurely with left talipes equinovarus. Has always tended to bruise very easily.
History: In June 1966 she developed sudden severe abdominal pain and vomiting and, on admission to hospital, had the signs of pelvic peritonitis. It was also noted that she had numerous bruises and scars, particularly over her legs, arachnodachtyly with hypermobility of the fingers and wrists, blue sclera and a high arched palate.
Operation: A localized perforation of the sigmoid colon was found and repaired and a transverse colostomy was performed. This was subsequently closed.

organisation: Luton and Dunstable Hospital

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