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Fatal splenic rupture in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
  1. S. C. Harris,
  2. D. N. Slater,
  3. C. A. Austin


    A fatal case of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (Type IV) is described. Autopsy revealed splenic rupture that had resulted from spontaneous haemorrhage into the splenic parenchyma. This is a previously unrecorded complication of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chest and abdominal pain in patients with this condition.

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