Expanding the clinical and mutational spectrum of the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, dermatosparaxis type

Van Damme T., Colige A., Syx D., Giunta C., Lindert U., Rohrbach M., ...More

GENETICS IN MEDICINE, vol.18, no.9, pp.882-891, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/gim.2015.188
  • Title of Journal : GENETICS IN MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.882-891


Purpose: The Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), dermatosparaxis type, is a recessively inherited connective tissue disorder caused by deficient activity of ADAMTS-2, an enzyme that cleaves the amino terminal propeptide domain of types I, II, and III procollagen. Only 10 EDS dermatosparaxis patients have been reported, all presenting a recognizable phenotype with characteristic facial gestalt, extreme skin fragility and. laxity, excessive bruising; and sometimes major complications due to visceral and vascular fragility.