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Marfan's hypermobility syndrome

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A syndrome of marfanoid habitus with hypermobility of joints and hyperextensibility of the skin far exceeding the degree usually observed in Marfan’s syndrome; without involvement of the aorta or displacement of the lenses. Valvular heart disease reported in som cases. The aetiology is unknown.


  • C. Roederer:
    Syndrome d’Ehlers-Danlos atypique coincidant avec une dolichostenomélie.
    Archives francaises de pédiatrie, Paris, 1951, 8: 192-195.
  • B. A. Walker, et al:
    The marfanoid hypermobility syndrome.
    Annals of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, 1969, 71: 349-352.

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