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 \ˈā-(ˌ)lerz\play ,
Edvard L. (1863–1937), Danish dermatologist. Ehlers can claim priority in recognizing Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, having reported the disorder in 1901.
Danlos \dȧⁿ-lō\play ,
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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