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Question: Ehlers Danlos and Marfan Syndromes


 bigfoot7117 - Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:38 pm

Can someone be diagnosed with both Ehlers Danlos and Marfan Syndromes? I'm not sure if this is possible, I have classic signs of both.
 John Kenyon, CNA - Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:21 pm

User avatar Hello -

Have you been diagnosed with either Ehlers-Danlos or Marfan syndrome yet? I am unaware (and I've looked for them) of any instances of the two co-existing, although I would imagine it's not impossible. It does seem very unlikely however, given the genetic chains that carry these two separate abnormalities.

What markers do you have for either one? Which E-D type do you suspect you may have? While Marfan syndrome is of one type and the signs are typical, E-D comes in quite a number of varieties and each has different markers, and some are very subtle. Additonal information may help us at least point you in the right direction.

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