Journal of Arthritis

ISSN - 2167-7921

Brock I

Brock I


  • Research Article
    Joint mobility and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, (EDS) new data based on 232 cases
    Author(s): Hamonet C and Brock IHamonet C and Brock I

    Hypermobility in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome was the first historical finding, and is still deemed by many to be a requirement for diagnosis. It was aptly described by Lauritz-Edvard Ehlers on December 15, 1900, at the Danish Society of Dermatology in Copenhagen. Hypermobility is also described in the clinical report of Henri-Alexandre Danlos and Achille Miget who, as the first, associated Ehlers and Danlos in the same syndrome. Currently, there is some controversy about the role of hypermobility, and on how it may be diagnosed. The discovery of muscle and tendon retraction as a part of this syndrome sheds new light on the diagnostic debate surrounding a genetic syndrome in the absence of biological markers, with as of yet no fully conclusive genetic test available for its identification. Our study included 232 patients (84% women) from 2 to 70 years of age. Diagnosis was made in accordanc.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2167-7921.1000148

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