The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Abnormal nasal morphology||90%|
|Abnormality of the palate||90%|
|Atypical scarring of skin||90%|
|Spina bifida occulta||90%|
|Abnormality of the mitral valve||50%|
|Abnormality of the tricuspid valve||50%|
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the abdominal wall musculature||50%|
|Congenital diaphragmatic hernia||50%|
|Hypoplasia of the ear cartilage||50%|
|Abnormality of the oral cavity||7.5%|
|Abnormality of the renal tubule||7.5%|
|Atria septal defect||7.5%|
|Decreased body weight||7.5%|
|Decreased corneal thickness||7.5%|
|Dilatation of the ascending aorta||7.5%|
|Neoplasm of the skin||7.5%|
|Recurrent urinary tract infections||7.5%|
|Reduced number of teeth||7.5%|
|Aortic root dilatation||-|
|Autosomal dominant inheritance||-|
|Infantile muscular hypotonia||-|
|Irregularly spaced teeth||-|
|Mitral valve prolapse||-|
|Poor wound healing||-|
|Premature birth following premature rupture of fetal membranes||-|
Research helps us better understand diseases and can lead to advances in diagnosis and treatment. This section provides resources to help you learn about medical research and ways to get involved.
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Living with a genetic or rare disease can impact the daily lives of patients and families. These resources can help families navigate various aspects of living with a rare disease.
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2015 Collagen Gordon Research Conference and Gordon Research Seminar
Sunday, July 12, 2015 -
Friday, July 17, 2015
Location: New London, NH
Description: The 2015 Collagen GRC program will include invited and platform presentations as well as posters on (a) new data and concepts about the genetics, chemistry, biology and pathology of collagens; (b) advances in closely related areas of research, such as cell-matrix interactions, developmental biology and diseases of connective tissues, and bioengineering, that are relevant to the collagen field; (c) new and emerging technologies and approaches that may be applied to the collagen field.
Contact: Hung Tseng, Ph.D., (301) 496-0810, firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Office of Rare Diseases Research
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Is there a proanthocyanidin that is particularly helpful for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, classic type? I want to support my body's ability to make stronger collagen. See answer