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May 1964


Arch Dermatol. 1964;89(5):763-765. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01590290129022

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome? Presented by Dr. Ralph B. Coomber. 

History.—  A 19-year-old white male has had a history of easy bruisability for the past several years. During this time he has also noticed numerous small petechiae over the forearms and legs and some brownish pigmentation of the legs. Since he was quite young he has had hyperextensibility of the fingers and hyperelasticity of the skin over the clavicular and scapular areas. Six years ago the patient had an episode of abdominal cramping pain which was associated with hematuria and also bloody stool and since then has had several similar episodes. He was discharged from the Air Force in May, 1962, after serving for only eight months and was told at that time that he had PTA deficiency. There has been no history of epistaxis, hemoptysis, or bleeding into the joints, but he does note easy bleeding of his gums whenever he

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