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Lethal Complications of the Ehlers–Danlos Syndrome

Br Med J 1968; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5619.656 (Published 14 September 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;3:656
  1. P. Beighton

    Abstract

    Death from arterial bleeding or gastrointestinal perforation has previously been reported in more than 15 patients with the Ehlers–Danlos syndrome. On a basis of 100 personally examined patients and a review of published accounts, these events seem particularly likely to occur in two distinct and recognizable forms (the gravis and the ecchymotic forms) of the syndrome.