Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

[ey-lerz dan-los, -luhs]
noun Pathology.
a rare hereditary disease of connective tissue, characterized by joint hypermotility and abnormally stretchable skin.

Origin:
after Edvard Ehlers (1863–1937), Danish dermatologist, and Henri Alexandre Danlos (1844–1912), French dermatologist, who separately reported it in 1901 and 1908

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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome Eh·lers-Dan·los syndrome (ā'lərs-dān'lŏs, -däɴ-lōs')
n.
A hereditary disorder of the connective tissue characterized by overelasticity and friability of the skin, excessive extensibility of the joints, and fragility of the cutaneous blood vessels. Also called cutis hyperelastica, elastic skin.

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