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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

noun Eh·lers-Dan·los syndrome \ ˈā-lərz-ˈdan-(ˌ)läs- \

medical Definition of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

: an inherited disorder of connective tissue with several clinical forms characterized especially by extremely flexible joints, elastic skin, and excessive bruising

Biographical Note for ehlers-danlos syndrome

  • Ehlers play \ˈā-(ˌ)lerz\, Edvard L. (1863–1937), Danish dermatologist. Ehlers can claim priority in recognizing Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, having reported the disorder in 1901.
  • Danlos play \dȧⁿ-lō\, Henri–Alexandre (1844–1912), French dermatologist. In 1908 Danlos published his own description of the syndrome to which his name and Ehlers' have become attached.

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