Journal of Hong Kong College of Radiologists

Volume 6 Number 2, 2003

Vascular Complications of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in Young Chinese Adults

WH Luk, EPY Fung, K Wang, JCS Chan
Department of Radiology and Organ Imaging, United Christian Hospital, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

Arterial dissection is uncommon in young adults and there are usually underlying causes. This report describes 2 young patients with vascular complications after trivial injury who were diagnosed to have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. One patient died while the other remains in a stable condition. Early clinical recognition of this syndrome is necessary so as to prevent mortality and reduce morbidity. (J HK Coll Radiol 2003;6:90-93)

Key Words: Complications, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Vascular disease

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