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Korean Circ J. 1990 Jun;20(2):265-270. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4070/kcj.1990.20.2.265
Kim JW , Jung IS , Lim KS , Choi YM , Choi JC , Ohk JH , Shu DR .
Abstract

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome(EDS) is an inherited disorder of the connective tissue disease that is usually transmitted as autosomal dominant trait. The defect in the biogenesis of collagen results in varying degree of skin hyperextensibility, joint hypermobility, skin fragility and bruising. There have been several reports of cardiac or great vessel abnormalities in patients with the EDS. A 45-year-old Woman was admitted to Maryknoll hospital because of orthopnea, palpitation and epigastric discomfort. Physical examination reveals multiple variable sized bruises and increased hyperelasticity on skin, and hypermobile joint in knee and proximal interphalanges of both hands. Mitral valvular prolapse and atrial septal defect were detected by echocardiography. We report a case of EDS accompanied by mitral valvular prolapse and ostium secundum atral septal defect with brief review of literature.

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