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A 34-year-old female asked:

I come from a family with a lot of hypermobility although there has been no diagnosis of ehlers danlos (eds) yet. what's the likelihood that the rest of my family just has genetic hypermobility, and only i would develop vascular eds de novo?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Hypermobility: Close to zero but not zero.Any chance your "parents" are not really your "parents"?
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Stop worrying: Vascular Ehlers-Danlos is a different entity. It would have been obvious by the time you were a teen-ager.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks for your kind words, and for the follow-up. Best wishes.
Aug 18, 2017

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