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can pneumothorax occur in ehler danlos type 3 also?

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Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
EDS, Hypermobility: Eds, hypermobility type, formerly type iii, is the least severe of the types of eds. In most cases, the gene mutation is unknown and unmapped. I have not been able to find any reports of patients with eds hypermobility type who had a pneumothorax, so i suspect that this is not seen at an increased rate compared to other people with eds. Anyone, though, can have a pneumothorax.
Answered on Sep 5, 2013
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes: In anyone it is possible with or without collagen diseases.
Answered on Sep 21, 2013

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