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X-linked Recessive Inheritance in the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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source: British Medical Journal

year: 1968

authors: Beighton P


Two families are described in which the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is apparently transmitted as an X-linked recessive character. The results of tests for the Xg blood groups and for colour vision show that the locus for the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is not close to that for the Xg groups nor very close to the locus for deutan colour-blindness.The clinical features of this variety of the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome include considerable hyperextensibility of the skin and a bruising tendency.

DOI: 10.1136/bmj.3.5615.409

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