Case Study: Check for vEDS in Patients With Pneumothorax

Case Study: Check for vEDS in Patients With Pneumothorax

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Case Study: Check for vEDS in Patients With Pneumothorax

Doctors should consider the possibility of vascular Ehlers–Danlos syndrome (EDS) when seeing a patient with recurrent pneumothorax — the presence of air in the space between the lungs and the chest wall — that’s resistant to conventional therapy, according to a case report. The report described a 19-year-old man who was diagnosed with vascular EDS, or vEDS, only after repeated hospitalizations. “This case highlights the importance of detailed history-taking, physical examination, and clinical suspicion of…

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