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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2014, Article ID 171803, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/171803
Case Report

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome—Hypermobility Type and Hemorrhoids

1Department of Surgery, Womack Army Medical Center, 2817 Reilly Road, Fort Bragg, NC 28307, USA
2Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Geb. 3765, 66849 Landstuhl, Germany
3Tripler Army Medical Center, 1 Jarrett White Road, TAMC, HI 96859, USA
4Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, 9300 DeWitt Loop, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060, USA

Received 11 February 2014; Accepted 23 March 2014; Published 15 April 2014

Academic Editor: Marcello Picchio

Copyright © 2014 Timothy P. Plackett et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome-hypermobility type (EDS-HT) is a connective tissue disorder associated with chronic musculoskeletal pain. The diagnosis is based on simple clinical examination, although it is easily overlooked. Herein we present a case of EDS-HT associated with hemorrhoids and suggest that there may be an association between the two conditions.