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do poor healing wounds often have connection to marphan or eds?

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Dr. David Wishnew
41 years experience Wound care
Healing problems: Marfans disease and eds are congenital connective tissue disorders of genetic origin. They are both extremely uncommon. Whereas people suffering from either of these disorders may have difficulties healing wounds, most people heal wounds perfectly well.
Answered on Apr 30, 2012
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Connective tissue: The connective tissue disorders of Marfan's and ehlers danlos are genetic disorders and not a true connection to wounds, and poor wound healing. Patients with poor wound healing occasionaly have malnutrition, where protein supplements in the diet are a benefit.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Yes: These disorders as well as several others can be evaluated by overall clinical picture and genetic testing.
Answered on Aug 17, 2012

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