Dermatosparaxis Type (Formerly EDS Type VIIC)

Individuals with Dermatosparaxis Type EDS have severe skin fragility and substantial bruising. Wound healing is not impaired and the scars are not atrophic. The skin texture is soft and doughy. Sagging, redundant skin is evident. The redundancy of facial skin results in an appearance resembling cutis laxa. Large hernias (umbilical, inguinal) may also be seen. The number of patients reported with this type of EDS is small.

Dermatosparaxis Type EDS is caused by a deficiency of procollagenI N-terminal peptidase. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. A skin biopsy can diagnose this type of EDS.