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Clinical dermatology ● Concise Report
Palmoplantar contractures in childhood: a rare complication of vascular Ehlers–Danlos syndrome
Article first published online: 15 MAY 2013
© 2013 British Association of Dermatologists
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume 38, Issue 5, pages 517–519, July 2013
How to Cite
Foulkes, A. C., Pollitt, R., Sobey, G., Pope, F. M. and Taylor, A. E. M. (2013), Palmoplantar contractures in childhood: a rare complication of vascular Ehlers–Danlos syndrome. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 38: 517–519. doi: 10.1111/ced.12064
- Issue published online: 18 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 15 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 AUG 2012
Although catastrophic vascular complications in vascular Ehlers–Danlos Syndrome (EDS) are well recognized, other complications such as flexion contractures and tendon nodules are rarely reported and poorly characterized. We report a young man with vascular EDS, who developed flexion contractures and tendon nodules, causing considerable disability. Limited management strategies are available for these complications, which have continued to prove a challenge to management.