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Is cystic medial necrosis associated with ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds)?

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Garrett Caldwell
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Eds is a disease of the connective tissue with several sub-types.
The connective tissue layer of the arteries can be affected and this can lead to cystic medial necrosis. This is a degenerative disease of the media of the aorta and other arteries with loss of elastic tissue and muscle cells. It is a pathological substrate for aortic dissection. Not all people affected get cmn.

In brief: Yes

Eds is a disease of the connective tissue with several sub-types.
The connective tissue layer of the arteries can be affected and this can lead to cystic medial necrosis. This is a degenerative disease of the media of the aorta and other arteries with loss of elastic tissue and muscle cells. It is a pathological substrate for aortic dissection. Not all people affected get cmn.
Garrett Caldwell
Garrett Caldwell
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology

In brief: Separate

These conditions are separate conditions.

In brief: Separate

These conditions are separate conditions.
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
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