Case Report
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World J Med Genet. May 27, 2016; 6(2): 17-21
Published online May 27, 2016. doi: 10.5496/wjmg.v6.i2.17
Mutation in TNXB gene causes moderate to severe Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Carolyn S Kaufman, Merlin G Butler
Carolyn S Kaufman, Merlin G Butler, Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, United States
Author contributions: Kaufman CS and Butler MG designed the report and wrote the manuscript.
Supported by The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), No. HD02528.
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Correspondence to: Merlin G Butler, MD, PhD, Departments of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, MS 4015, Kansas City, KS 66160, United States.
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Received: April 16, 2016
Peer-review started: April 19, 2016
First decision: May 10, 2016
Revised: May 15, 2016
Accepted: May 18, 2016
Article in press: May 20, 2016
Published online: May 27, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Various types of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) have unique phenotypic features and genetic causes that are under investigation. This case report presents a gene variant (6074A > T nucleotide transition in the TNXB gene) not previously classified as disease-causing which we propose should be classified as pathogenic. This variant appears to produce joint hypermobility, skeletal pain, and musculoskeletal problems and should be classified as causing EDS due to tenascin-X deficiency.