Vascular Complications of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in Young Chinese Adults

WH Luk, EPY Fung, K Wang, JCS Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2003;6:90-3

Arterial dissection is uncommon in young adults and there are usually underlying causes. This report describes 2 young patients with vascular complications after trivial injury who were diagnosed to have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. One patient died while the other remains in a stable condition. Early clinical recognition of this syndrome is necessary so as to prevent mortality and reduce morbidity.