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METROPOLITAN DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LOS ANGELES

METROPOLITAN DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LOS ANGELES Abstract Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Cutis Hyperelastica): Incomplete Dominant Type. Presented by Dr. Murray C. Zimmerman. This 11-year-old was seen because her mother was concerned about small cystic lesions which had developed after abrasive trauma on the left elbow. Questioning about the atrophic scarring present revealed that the patient had always had a "loose skin" and always had been able to hyperextend her joints. She had "pronated feet" for eight months after birth. Atrophic scarring on elbows and knees resulted from normal childhood abrasion traumas. The patient's mother and maternal grandmother have "loose skin." The grandmother has the ability to hyperextend her joints. The mother is not able to do this. Three siblings of the mother and three siblings of the patient do not have this ability. The maternal great grandmother is reported to have had "healing trouble."On Dec. 17, 1959, three small cystic areas on the left elbow were excised for http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

METROPOLITAN DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LOS ANGELES

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 82 (1) – Jul 1, 1960

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1960 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1960.01580010136032
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Abstract

Abstract Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Cutis Hyperelastica): Incomplete Dominant Type. Presented by Dr. Murray C. Zimmerman. This 11-year-old was seen because her mother was concerned about small cystic lesions which had developed after abrasive trauma on the left elbow. Questioning about the atrophic scarring present revealed that the patient had always had a "loose skin" and always had been able to hyperextend her joints. She had "pronated feet" for eight months after birth. Atrophic scarring on elbows and knees resulted from normal childhood abrasion traumas. The patient's mother and maternal grandmother have "loose skin." The grandmother has the ability to hyperextend her joints. The mother is not able to do this. Three siblings of the mother and three siblings of the patient do not have this ability. The maternal great grandmother is reported to have had "healing trouble."On Dec. 17, 1959, three small cystic areas on the left elbow were excised for

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1960

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