Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and pregnancy: Association of type IV disease with maternal death

A. M. Peaceman, D. P. Cruikshank

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Abstract

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a rare connective tissue disorder known to be associated with complications during pregnancy. Recently, the syndrome has been subdivided into a number of types with different clinical manifestations. We report a maternal death with type IV, and review the literature for obstetric complications of the syndrome by type. A very high risk of maternal death with type IV is identified. Recommendations for managing pregnancies complicated by EDS are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)428-431
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume69
Issue number3 II
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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