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Criteria for the Arthrochalasia Type of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS VIIA and VIIB)

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The arthrochalasia type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS Types VIIA or VIIB) is associated with defects in the amino-terminal ends in procollagen Type I chains that can result in weakening of collagen in connective tissues. Athrochalasia indicates severe and abnormal flaccidity of the joints. The diagnosis can be confirmed by laboratory testing.

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