Underlying Ehlers-Danlos syndrome discovered during neuro-ophthalmic evaluation of concussion patients: A case series

Abhishek Gami, Eric L Singman

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Abstract

Background: The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are a heterogenous group of diseases that cause connective tissue defects. At present, there are no published reports focusing upon the neuro-ophthalmic symptoms that might occur in EDS patients after mild traumatic brain injury. The demographics and clinical course of seven patients with subclinical EDS and mild traumatic brain injury are presented. Case presentation: This series describes patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome whose diagnosis was discovered in a neuro-ophthalmic clinic for brain injury. Patient demographics and neuro-ophthalmological symptoms are presented. Conclusions: Patients with subclinical EDS and brain injury may experience a slower, less complete recovery course. Heightened awareness of undiagnosed or underlying Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is important for patients and providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number159
JournalBMC Ophthalmology
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 25 2019

Keywords

  • Concussion
  • Convergence insufficiency
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Rehabilitation
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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