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Three Cases Exhibiting the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine

year: 1937

authors: Stuart AM


Mrs. W., aged 51 (mother), Miss W., aged 22 (daughter), and Master W., aged 11 (son). The syndrome consists of:
(1) Friability of the skin, best seen over the patellae where papyraceous scars have formed after slight injuries.
(2) Hyperextensibility of the joints, particularly the fingers and thumbs.
(3) Hyperelasticity of the skin. This feature is not very marked in these cases. It is best seen in the case of the boy over the clavicles.
(4) Cyst formation: Seen in the daughter’s case where cysts have formed over both heels. Attempts have been made to remove these on two occasions but they have recurred.

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