Multiple vascular and bowel ruptures in an adolescent male with sporadic Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV.


Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) type IV is a heritable disorder resulting from mutations in the COL3A1 gene that cause deficient production of type III collagen. Clinical manifestations of EDS type IV include hypermobility of small joints, excessive bruisability, thin translucent skin, poor wound healing, bowel rupture, and vascular rupture that is often fatal… (More)


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