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Kyphoscoliotic Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Disease definition

A rare systemic disease for which two subtypes exist, either related to the gene PLOD1 or FKBP22, and for which the clinically overlapping characteristics include congenital muscle hypotonia, congenital or early-onset kyphoscoliosis (progressive or non-progressive), and generalized joint hypermobility with dislocations/subluxations (in particular of the shoulders, hips, and knees). Additional features which may occur in both subtypes are skin hyperextensibility, easy bruising of the skin, rupture/aneurysm of a medium-sized artery, osteopenia/osteoporosis, blue sclerae, umbilical or inguinal hernia, chest deformity, marfanoid habitus, talipes equinovarus, and refractive errors. Gene-specific features, with variable presentation, are additionally observed in each subtype.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • EDS VI
    • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 6
    • Kyphoscoliotic EDS
    • kEDS
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: Neonatal
  • ICD-10: Q79.6
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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