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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type VIII - A Case Report
Yu-Fei Chen, Shiao-Pieng Lee, Cheng-Ping Yu, Chien-Ping Chiang
Dermatol Sinica 24:150-154,2006

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a genetically heterogeneous connective tissue
disorder which is comprised of more than 10 phenotypes including EDS-VIII
(periodontitis type), which is characterized by chronically inflamed pretibial lesions
and severe periodontitis. We describe a 26-year-old female with a long-standing
history of abnormal scarring tissues, presenting with pretibial waxy violaceous
plaques for more than 20 years. Premature loss of permanent teeth is also noted.
Combining the clinical manifestations and laboratory examinations, we conclude this
is a rare case of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type VIII. There is no specific treatment

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