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Definition

A form of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a group of connective tissue disorders characterized by skin hyperextensibility, articular hypermobility, and tissue fragility. EDSSPD3 is an autosomal recessive form characterized by a generalized skeletal dysplasia involving mainly the spine and striking clinical abnormalities of the hands, in addition to classic features of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Clinical features include postnatal growth retardation, moderate short stature, protuberant eyes with bluish sclerae, hands with finely wrinkled palms, atrophy of the thenar muscles, and tapering fingers. Radiologic features include mild to moderate platyspondyly, mild to moderate osteopenia of the spine, small ileum, flat proximal femoral epiphyses, short, wide femoral necks, and broad metaphyses (elbows, knees, wrists, and interphalangeal joints).

Acronym

EDSSPD3

Synonyms

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome-like spondylocheirodysplasia
SCD-EDS

Keywords

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

 
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