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Ehlers-Danlos, hyperelasticity of the skin

Ehlers-Danlos, hyperelasticity of the skin

Overview

This picture shows the unusually elastic skin (can be stretched much further than normal skin) of a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a condition that affects connective tissues. This condition also causes skin to be easily bruised, heal poorly, form "cigarette paper" scars, and joints that are unusually flexible (hyperflexible, hypermobile).

Update Date 11/20/2012