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What's transmission of eds?

What's transmission of eds?

Genetic: The only common form of eds is type iii. This is because afflicted individuals rarely reach childhood; and, certainly not adulthood. Eds iii is an autosomally dominant gene which means that 50% of children of the affected person will have the disease; or each child has a 50% risk of developing the disease. ...Read more

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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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What is inheritance and pentrance of eds?

What is inheritance and pentrance of eds?

Depends: Ehlers danlos is a family of disorders, which has 6 major and several minor types. Given the multiple genes involved, it can be inherited in both autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive patterns, and can even spring from a de novo mutation. Penetrance depends on the type of mutation, and can therefore not be reliably calculated without more information. ...Read more

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What is the new cardiac valvular form of eds?

What is the new cardiac valvular form of eds?

Not: There are 7 forms of ehlers-danlos syndrome. None specifically affect valves. Type IV which is very rare causes fragile blood vessels which can rupture. Type iii is the commonest form and causes hypermobile joints ("double jointedness") and it is benign. My research revealed no "new valvular" form of eds. ...Read more

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Do some eds patients suffer with sleep problems?

Do some eds patients suffer with sleep problems?

EDS: Can you specify what eds stands for? Some abbreviations mean different things to different people. ...Read more

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Is it really possible to be double jointed if eds?

Is it really possible to be double jointed if eds?

No: There's no such thing as a double joint. You can be extremely flexible, and folks with ehlers danlos often are incredibly flexible. This comes from laxity in the ligaments and connective tissues surrounding the joints. The joints themselves, where the bones meet, have the same number of connections as anyone else. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you're double jointed from eds?

How can you tell if you're double jointed from eds?

Clinical diagnosis: The collagen diagnostic laboratory offers diagnostic testing for eds type IV (vascular eds), eds type vi (kyphoscoliotic eds) and eds vii (arthrochalasia). Testing for eds types i and ii (classical eds) is available elsewhere. There is presently no laboratory test available for individuals with the most common form of eds - eds type iii or hypermobility eds. It remains a clinical diagnosis.. ...Read more

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In relation to genetic conditions what is eds? Marfans?

In relation to genetic conditions what is eds? Marfans?

See below:: Ehlers–danlos syndrome (eds) is a group of inherited connective tissue disorders, caused by a defect in the synthesis of collagen (type i or iii). Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue. People with marfan's tend to be unusually tall, with long limbs and long, thin fingers. It is caused by defects in a gene called fibrillin-1. ...Read more

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Should eds patients not have chemical induced stress tests?

Should eds patients not have chemical induced stress tests?

Not Sure: I don't know of any specific contraindication to Adenosine stress test but you should convey your concerns to the doctor performing or ordering the test. ...Read more

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Can you die from connective tissue eds or hypermobility syndrome?

Can you die from connective tissue eds or hypermobility syndrome?

Complications : Eds is a process with a wide variation of expression. Some of the most worrisome problems relate to the heart & blood vessels.Leaky valves are somewhat minor compared to the possibility of a dissecting aneurysm in the large arteries of the body or those in the brain. Either could lead to death. ...Read more

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I have pretty moderate hip pain when standing after sitting or laying. My brother has eds, could this be related? I'm 28 yrs old

I have pretty moderate hip pain when standing after sitting or laying. My brother has eds, could this be related? I'm 28 yrs old

See details: You either have eds or you don't. If you do not, it is not related to your brother's issue. Has your hip been evaluated and x rays and/or MRI been done if it is truly a hip joint issue? If not, see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I fit all of the criteria for hypermobile EDS but to date only dx widespread OA and FMS. Would it be worthwhile trying to get an official dx of EDS?

I fit all of the criteria for hypermobile EDS but to date only dx widespread OA and FMS. Would it be worthwhile trying to get an official dx of EDS?

Hard to know: Here's a good place to start: http://www.ehlersdanlosnetwork.org/index.html There may be advice about possible research trials or treatment possibilities - but it's a mystery in many ways. There's a video you can link to from the site. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Ischemic holter narrative - ST elevations & depressions (>2 mm, more than 1 min). H/O EDS. Should I be concerned this wasn't in report? No follow up?

Ischemic holter narrative - ST elevations & depressions (>2 mm, more than 1 min). H/O EDS. Should I be concerned this wasn't in report? No follow up?

Needs follow up: Can't tell, kindly follow up with whoever ordered the Holter study, or see your cardiologist/internist, can't advice out-of-context, good luck ...Read more

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4 afriend shes in bad shape with vascular eds, in hosp.Dr said she needs to decide future/code status, she has the right at 20 to make own decision rite?

4 afriend shes in bad shape with vascular eds, in hosp.Dr said she needs to decide future/code status, she has the right at 20 to make own decision rite?

Yes: Very important - every adult needs to decide how he or she wants to leave this world (especially what he or she does not want done) before a severe event or illness happens. That means each adult should write his wishes down, give a copy to his doctor, and give another copy to a family member. Two forms are the advance directive and the polst (physician orders for life-sustaining treatment). ...Read more

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How do you get eds?

How do you get eds?

Genetic!: You are born with it. It (several variants) are genetically acquired and in the patient's dna. It not acquired! treatments are symptomatic. There are no cures. ...Read more

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What are the types of eds?

What are the types of eds?

EDS types: There are 6 major types of eds, they are inherited disorders marked by loose joints, hyper elastic skin that bruises easily, easily enlarged blood vessels. They are called types 1 through 6. A variety of genetic mutations cause problems with collagen, the material that provides strength to soft tissue structures and bone. Collagen typing and gene mutation testing can determine the eds type. ...Read more

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What are the signs of eds?

What are the signs of eds?

Loose-jointedness: There are several variations of eds but they all have loose-jointedness as a primary symptoms. Increased elasticity of the skin may also be present. ...Read more

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What are the manifestations associated with eds?

What are the manifestations associated with eds?

EDS: Excessive daytime sleepiness is exactly that. People typically will be tired during the day, fall asleep easily during activities that they should not falls asleep and may have a hard time staying awake while driving. It is also the diagnosis we typically use for patients so that they can qualify for a sleep study when we have concerns about sleep apnea. Sleep studies can be $2-4k tests. ...Read more

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