Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Congenital Heart Anomalies

Toyoki Maeda, Yasuyo Suzuki, Shigehiko Haeno, Midori Asada, Ryouji Hiramatsu, Fumiaki Tanaka, Masaji Okada, Tomokazu Suzuki

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Two sisters with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, inherited as an autosomal recessive trait, and congenital heart disease are herein reported. One was a 20-year-old woman with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and multiple aphthous stomatitis, bronchial asthma, an emphysematous lung, a ventricular septal defect and a bilateral inguinal hernia due to hyperextensibility and joint hypermobility. The other was a 17-year-old girl with the same syndrome and an atrial septal defect, a ventricular septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus. The combination of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and congenital heart anomalies in these siblings suggest a common genetic defect to be the cause of these diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-202
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine

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Maeda, T., Suzuki, Y., Haeno, S., Asada, M., Hiramatsu, R., Tanaka, F., ... Suzuki, T. (1996). Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Congenital Heart Anomalies. Internal Medicine, 35(3), 200-202.