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Hemorrhagic Shock Resulting from Post-Coital Vaginal Bleeding in an Adolescent with Ehlers-Danlos Type IV

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source: Pediatric Emergency Care

year: 2009

authors: Howard JM, Diaz MC, Soler ME


Multiple cases of obstetric-related vaginal bleeding exist in the medical literature pertaining to affected people with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. We present a novel case of a 16-year-old female with vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (formerly Ehlers-Danlos type IV) who was brought to the emergency department with brisk vaginal bleeding after her first episode of sexual intercourse.

organization: Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children

DOI: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181a79295

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