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can you help me understand the bruising associated with eds?

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Dr. Mike Moore
7 years experience Family Medicine
Defect in tissue...: Ehlers–danlos syndrome (also known as "cutis hyperelastica") is an inherited tissue disorder caused by a defect in the body's synthesis of collagen. Collagen in connective tissue provided strength. In the skin, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels and organs, collagen plays a significant role and with increased elasticity they may not work right, leading to increased bruising.
Answered on Mar 27, 2012
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Elastic fibers: The condition is a disorder of elastic fibers and since they provide the support to blood vessels , if they are not normal, the poor quality framework leads to easy disturbed blood vessels and bruising.
Answered on Apr 24, 2019
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