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What are the differences between Marfan syndrome and ehler-danlos syndrome?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Some similarities

Ehler-danlos syndrome is a group of disorders, caused by a different mutation than the one that causes marfan syndrome.
Some types of ehler-danlos syndrome also have rupture of the aorta as a potential problem. Ehler-danlos patients can have some skeletal features similar to those of marfan patients.

In brief: Some similarities

Ehler-danlos syndrome is a group of disorders, caused by a different mutation than the one that causes marfan syndrome.
Some types of ehler-danlos syndrome also have rupture of the aorta as a potential problem. Ehler-danlos patients can have some skeletal features similar to those of marfan patients.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Similar

Both are types of connective tissue disorders.
In marfans it affect the heart and aortic valves. In ehlers-danlos the issue is defective collagen which affect the joints, but can also affect the vessels making them more susceptible to trauma and injury.

In brief: Similar

Both are types of connective tissue disorders.
In marfans it affect the heart and aortic valves. In ehlers-danlos the issue is defective collagen which affect the joints, but can also affect the vessels making them more susceptible to trauma and injury.
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