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what's the difference between marfan syndrome and eds?

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Stature and heart: Marfans people are tall, skinny, with valve problems, joint instability, but also have aortic problems. Ehlers danlos has hypermobility, subluxations, but also certain types of eds have tissue fragility, spontaneous pneumothorax, joint subluxation, and has difficulty healing.
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Different genetic mutations cause the types of each disorder, although they both are connective tissue disorders.
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