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Ehlers-Danlos, Hypermobility Type

A Fikree, R Aktar, J K Morris, R Grahame, C H Knowles, Q Aziz
BACKGROUND: Patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome-hypermobility type (EDS-HT) have increased prevalence of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, particularly reflux and dyspepsia. EDS-HT is associated with dysautonomia, psychopathology, and chronic pain which can be associated with GI symptoms. The association between GI symptoms and EDS-HT in a 'non-patient' population and the effect of the above-mentioned factors has never been studied. METHODS: In a cross sectional study, a hypermobility questionnaire was used to screen university students; further clinical examination established the diagnosis of EDS-HT...
September 28, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
S M C George, A Vandersteen, E Nigar, D J P Ferguson, E J Topham, F M Pope
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) encompasses a genetically and clinically heterogeneous group of connective tissue disorders, characterized by joint hypermobility, skin hyperextensibility and tissue fragility. It is a rare condition, and inheritance is either autosomal dominant or recessive. Previously grouped into 11 different subtypes, with increasing knowledge of the underlying molecular defects, it was reclassified in 1997 into 6 major groups, with type VIII excluded from this classification. Type VIII EDS is a very rare subtype, characterized by severe, early-onset periodontitis, skin fragility and abnormal scarring...
October 2016: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Pearl K Jones, Brett H Shaw, Satish R Raj
Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a multifactorial clinical syndrome defined by an increase in heart rate of ≥30 bpm on standing from supine position (or ≥40 bpm in children). It is associated with symptoms of cerebral hypoperfusion that are worse when upright and improve when in supine position. Patients often have additional symptoms including severe fatigue and difficulty concentrating. There are several possible pathophysiologic mechanisms including hypovolaemia, small-fibre peripheral neuropathy and hyperadrenergic states...
September 22, 2016: Practical Neurology
Josephina A N Meester, Geert Vandeweyer, Isabel Pintelon, Martin Lammens, Lana Van Hoorick, Simon De Belder, Kathryn Waitzman, Luciana Young, Larry W Markham, Julie Vogt, Julie Richer, Luc M Beauchesne, Sheila Unger, Andrea Superti-Furga, Milan Prsa, Rami Dhillon, Edwin Reyniers, Harry C Dietz, Wim Wuyts, Geert Mortier, Aline Verstraeten, Lut Van Laer, Bart L Loeys
PURPOSE: Thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection (TAAD) is typically inherited in an autosomal dominant manner, but rare X-linked families have been described. So far, the only known X-linked gene is FLNA, which is associated with the periventricular nodular heterotopia type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. However, mutations in this gene explain only a small number of X-linked TAAD families. METHODS: We performed targeted resequencing of 368 candidate genes in a cohort of 11 molecularly unexplained Marfan probands...
September 15, 2016: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
Justine Hugon-Rodin, Géraldine Lebègue, Stéphanie Becourt, Claude Hamonet, Anne Gompel
BACKGROUND: Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS), is probably the most common disease among heritable connective tissue disorders. It affects women more than men and causes symptoms in multiple organs. It is associated with chronic pain, skin fragility and abnormal bleeding. These characteristics may hamper reproductive life. We conducted a study to evaluate the gynecologic and obstetric outcomes in women with hEDS. We also explored a possible hormonal modulation of the hEDS symptoms...
2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
Serwet Demirdas, Eelco Dulfer, Leema Robert, Marlies Kempers, Daphne van Beek, Dimitra Micha, Baziel G van Engelen, Ben Hamel, Joost Schalkwijk, Bart Loeys, Alessandra Maugeri, Nicol C Voermans
The tenascin-X (TNX) deficient type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is similar to the classical type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Due to the limited awareness among geneticists and the challenge of the molecular analysis of the TNXB gene, the TNX-deficient type EDS is likely to be under diagnosed. We therefore performed an observational, cross-sectional study. History and physical examination were performed. Results of serum TNX measurements were collected and mutation analysis was performed by a combination of NGS, Sanger sequencing and MLPA...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Genetics
Andrew E Neice, Eryn E Stubblefield, Glenn E Woodworth, Michael F Aziz
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is an inherited disease characterized by defects in various collagens or their post translational modification, with an incidence estimated at 1 in 5000. Performance of peripheral nerve block in patients with EDS is controversial, due to easy bruising and hematoma formation after injections as well as reports of reduced block efficacy. The objective of this study was to review the charts of EDS patients who had received peripheral nerve block for any evidence of complications or reduced efficacy...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
D Diep, V Fau, S Wdowik, B Bienvenu, H Bénateau, A Veyssière
INTRODUCTION: The Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobility type (EDS-HT) is a rare genetic disease. Diagnosis is based on a combination of clinical criteria described in the classification of Villefranche. Diagnosis is difficult to make because of the lack of specific clinical signs and the absence of genetic testing. The EDS-TH manifests itself manly by musculoskeletal pain and joint hypermobility. Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are also reported. Our aim was to objectify the presence and to qualify the type of TMD associated with the EDS-HT in order to propose an additional diagnostic argument...
September 2016: Revue de Stomatologie, de Chirurgie Maxillo-faciale et de Chirurgie Orale
Nicola Chiarelli, Giulia Carini, Nicoletta Zoppi, Chiara Dordoni, Marco Ritelli, Marina Venturini, Marco Castori, Marina Colombi
Joint hypermobility syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type (JHS/EDS-HT), is likely the most common systemic heritable connective tissue disorder, and is mostly recognized by generalized joint hypermobility, joint instability complications, minor skin changes and a wide range of satellite features. JHS/EDS-HT is considered an autosomal dominant trait but is still without a defined molecular basis. The absence of (a) causative gene(s) for JHS/EDS-HT is likely attributable to marked genetic heterogeneity and/or interaction of multiple loci...
2016: PloS One
Jean-Michaël Mazzella, Michael Frank, Patrick Collignon, Maud Langeois, Anne Legrand, Xavier Jeunemaitre, Juliette Albuisson
Syndromic thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection (TAAD) can suggest Marfan, vascular Ehlers-Danlos or Loeys-Dietz (LDS) syndromes. Several of the TGFβ-pathway related genes predispose to different types of LDS. Heterozygous loss-of-function variations in TGFβ2 have been shown to be responsible for a novel form of syndromic TAAD associated with an impairment of the mitral valve and cerebrovascular disease called Loeys-Dietz syndrome type 4 (LDS4). We report the clinical characterization of a LDS4 French family with sudden deaths and diffuse vascular lesions, caused by a frameshift mutation in TGFβ2 gene: c...
July 21, 2016: Clinical Genetics
Mark Scheper, Lies Rombaut, Janneke de Vries, Inge De Wandele, Martin van der Esch, Bart Visser, Franciska Malfait, Patrick Calders, Raoul Engelbert
PURPOSE: The patients diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type (EDS-HT) are characterized by pain, proprioceptive inacuity, muscle weakness, potentially leading to activity limitations. In EDS-HT, a direct relationship between muscle strength, proprioception and activity limitations has never been studied. The objective of the study was to establish the association between muscle strength and activity limitations and the impact of proprioception on this association in EDS-HT patients...
June 24, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
Daniele Cazzato, Marco Castori, Raffaella Lombardi, Francesca Caravello, Eleonora Dalla Bella, Antonio Petrucci, Paola Grammatico, Chiara Dordoni, Marina Colombi, Giuseppe Lauria
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the involvement of small nerve fibers in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). METHODS: Patients diagnosed with EDS underwent clinical, neurophysiologic, and skin biopsy assessment. We recorded sensory symptoms and signs and evaluated presence and severity of neuropathic pain according to the Douleur Neuropathique 4 (DN4) and ID Pain questionnaires and the Numeric Rating Scale (NRS). Sensory action potential amplitude and conduction velocity of sural nerve was recorded...
July 12, 2016: Neurology
Wuyan Chen, Ashley F Perritt, Rachel Morissette, Jennifer L Dreiling, Markus-Frederik Bohn, Ashwini Mallappa, Zhi Xu, Martha Quezado, Deborah P Merke
Some variants that cause autosomal-recessive congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) also cause hypermobility type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) due to the monoallelic presence of a chimera disrupting two flanking genes: CYP21A2, encoding 21-hydroxylase, necessary for cortisol and aldosterone biosynthesis, and TNXB, encoding tenascin-X, an extracellular matrix protein. Two types of CAH tenascin-X (CAH-X) chimeras have been described with a total deletion of CYP21A2 and characteristic TNXB variants. CAH-X CH-1 has a TNXB exon 35 120-bp deletion resulting in haploinsufficiency, and CAH-X CH-2 has a TNXB exon 40 c...
September 2016: Human Mutation
Claire Bovet, Matthew Carlson, Matthew Taylor
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, hypermobility type (EDS-HT) and the joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) are connective tissue disorders that form an overlapping clinical syndrome and are associated with frequent medical visits and substantial morbidity. EDS-HT/JHS-associated pain correlates with poor quality of life. While physical therapy is the recommended treatment for EDS-HT/JHS, little is known about therapy-related patient experiences and iatrogenic injuries. We studied 38 adult EDS-HT/JHS patients, eliciting health-related quality of life (HRQoL) from 28 patients through the RAND SF-36 questionnaire...
August 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Kazuo Yamada, Atsushi Watanabe, Haruo Takeshita, Ken-Ichi Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: Complete deficiency of an extracellular matrix tenascin-X (TNX) leads to a classical type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). TNX haploinsufficiency is a cause of hypermobility type of EDS. Human TNX is also present in a serum form (sTNX) with a molecular size of 140kDa. In this study, we established a method for quantification of sTNX using nano-liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) with selected/multiple reaction monitoring. METHODS: Twelve abundant protein-depleted sera were reduced, alkylated, and digested with Lys-C and trypsin...
August 1, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Claude Hamonet, Daniel Frédy, Jérémie H Lefèvre, Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde, Jean-David Zeitoun
BACKGROUND: The role of physical trauma in the onset of symptoms in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) has never been characterized. We sought to search and describe brain lesions EDS patients also having personal history of physical trauma. We systematically performed brain magnetic resonance imaging in a first cohort of patients with a hypermobility type of EDS which described the onset of their disease or its worsening after a physical trauma. Unexpected yet consistent findings that were thought to be related to the reported traumas led to perform brain imaging in all subsequent patients with similar symptoms regardless of a history of trauma and to search for a prior trauma by active questioning...
2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
Inge De Wandele, Lies Rombaut, Tine De Backer, Wim Peersman, Hellen Da Silva, Sophie De Mits, Anne De Paepe, Patrick Calders, Fransiska Malfait
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether orthostatic intolerance (OI) is a significant predictor for fatigue in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, hypermobility type (EDS-HT). METHODS: Eighty patients with EDS-HT and 52 controls participated in the first part of the study, which consisted of questionnaires. Fatigue was evaluated using the Checklist Individual Strength (CIS). As possible fatigue determinants OI [Autonomic Symptom Profile (ASP)], habitual physical activity (Baecke), affective distress [Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)], pain (SF36), medication use and generalized hypermobility (5-point score of Grahame and Hakim regarding generalized joint hypermobility) were studied...
August 2016: Rheumatology
C Eller-Vainicher, A Bassotti, A Imeraj, E Cairoli, F M Ulivieri, F Cortini, M Dubini, B Marinelli, A Spada, I Chiodini
UNLABELLED: The Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is characterized by abnormal connective tissue but bone involvement is debated. We found a reduced BMD and bone quality and increased prevalence of asymptomatic vertebral fractures in eugonadal patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. These findings suggest the need of a bone health evaluation in these patients. INTRODUCTION: The Ehlers-Danlos (EDS) syndrome is characterized by abnormalities of the connective tissue leading to ligamentous laxity and skin and tissue fragility...
August 2016: Osteoporosis International
Mark C Scheper, Birgit Juul-Kristensen, Lies Rombaut, Eugene A Rameckers, Jeanine Verbunt, Raoul H Engelbert
OBJECTIVE: To (1) establish the association of the most common reported symptoms on disability; and (2) study the effectiveness of treatment on disability in patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome-hypermobility type (EDS-HT)/hypermobility syndrome (HMS). DATA SOURCES: An electronic search (Medical Subject Headings and free-text terms) was conducted in bibliographic databases CENTRAL/MEDLINE. STUDY SELECTION: Comparative, cross-sectional, longitudinal cohort studies and (randomized) controlled trials including patients with HMS/EDS-HT aged ≥17 years were considered for inclusion...
March 11, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Inessa Normatov, Anil Kesavan, Pillai B Srikumar, Randolph M McConnie
The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) are a group of connective tissue disorders characterized by triad of joint hypermobility, skin extensibility, and tissue fragility. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV places patients at risk for life-threatening, spontaneous, vascular or visceral rupture due to reduced or abnormal secretion of type III collagen. We present an adolescent male who was found to have a perisigmoid abscess with a fistula connecting to adjacent sigmoid colon secondary to undiagnosed EDS type IV. Conservative management with antibiotics and bowel rest was pursued to allow for elective resection for his acute complicated diverticulitis at a safer time...
January 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
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