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What is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

What is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Extreme joint laxity: Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a group of inherited disorders marked by extremely loose joints, hyperelastic skin that bruises easily, and easily damaged blood vessels. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (Definition)

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a medical condition characterized by hypermobile joints, very elastic or stretchy skin that bruises easily, and other abnormalities. It is caused by defects in collagen, an important structural protein that is responsible for the strength of many different types of tissue including skin, ...Read more


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Can ehlers-danlos syndrome get worse?

Can ehlers-danlos syndrome get worse?

Yes it can: Because of the tendom laxicity, joints may not be as stable as normal joints. That can lead to increased risk of osteoarthritis particularly in larger joints such as the shoulder, hips, and knees. There may also be complications of chronic joint dislocation and chronic pain. The disease itself should not lead to any specific inflammatory diseases such as lupus or ra. ...Read more

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How common is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

How common is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

1 per 5,000: The combined incidence is estimate at one case per 5, 000 individuals. ...Read more

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How is ehlers-danlos syndrome painful?

How is ehlers-danlos syndrome painful?

It may not be: It may not be painful at all. It depends on the type you have and what systems are involved. If your joints are involved and are loose then this could increase their mobility and cause pain. Your evaluation will help explain this. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have ehlers danlos syndrome ?

How to tell if I have ehlers danlos syndrome ?

See details: You will have major increased flexibility of joints and increased elasticity of skin. ...Read more

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What are the tests for ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Usually none: The diagnosis is usually made on physical examination. Since it's not something that can be treated with a pill, there's seldom any need to find the exact gene responsible (and there are many different ones that can do it). For the very severe vascular form, a geneticist may confirm this, before or after birth. I know several docs with e-d. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of disease is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Big answer: Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a group of diseases with characteristic joint laxity, very lax skin, easy bruising and weakened blood vessels. There are several gene mutations for the various clinical pictures of this syndrome. Beyond that i would suggest you research a more indepth answer online. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Disorder of collagen: Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a common disorder of collagen structure that causes easy bruising and poor wound healing. Patients with this conditions have a soft, velvety skin that is hyperelastic, joins that are lax and they have unusual scarring. There are 10 variants. The most serious form is associated with rupture of visceral organs. ...Read more

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What re worst risks from ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Bone abnormalities: Low bone density from eds can lead to problems healing fractures and have joint pain. Spine deformities such as kyphosis or scoliosis can also occur. Irritiable bowel syndrome and GI disturbances can also be problemmatic. Finally, nerve compression syndromes such as carpal tunnel can occur along with known skin conditions, and blood disorders. Check with your physician to discuss fully. ...Read more

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How does ehlers-danlos syndrome affect lifestyle?

How does ehlers-danlos syndrome affect lifestyle?

Skin and Joints: Affects mostly the skin and joints but also the cardio-vascular system (e.g. Heart and large vessels). ...Read more

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