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Emmerson Elliot

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Gut in EDS and Marfan
« on: July 08, 2015, 01:21:23 AM »
Malabsorption in Marfan (Ehlers-Danlos) syndrome.
McLean AM, Paul RE Jr, Kritzman J, Farthing MJ.


A patient with somatic features of both Marfan and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes presented with severe intestinal malabsorption. Functional intestinal abnormalities were thought to be due to bacterial overgrowth associated with small intestinal hypomotility and giant jejunal diverticula. The structural intestinal defects are presumed to be the result of defective collagen synthesis in these hereditary connective tissue disorders.

PMID: 4045174 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]