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Step 1 presents you with a case of a boy or girl who is termed “A human pretzel” who can hyperextend his or her joints (joint laxity). The inheritance you find is AD or AR. You are familiar that collagen fibers are affected. Most commonly, you may be looking at Marfan syndrome or Ehlers-Danlos Sydrome. How will the Boards lead you to one vs. the other? Is wound healing AND heart problems to be found?

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Step 1 presents you with a case of a boy or girl who is termed “A human pretzel” who can hyperextend his or her joints (joint laxity). The inheritance you find is AD or AR. You are familiar that collagen fibers are affected. Most commonly, you may be looking at Marfan syndrome or Ehlers-Danlos Sydrome. How will the Boards lead you to one vs. the other? Is wound healing AND heart problems to be found?

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