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Elhers–Danlos syndrome


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[E. Elhers (1863–1937), Danish dermatologist; H.-A. Danlos (1844–1912), French dermatologist] A rare genetic syndrome caused by defects of collagen synthesis. Ten subtypes are described; aggressive periodontal destruction is associated with types IV, VIII, and IX. See also classification of conditions of the periodontium.

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