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Doctor insights on: Eds Screening

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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

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?

Always speak with MD: If you are referring to ehlers-danlos syndrome, it depends on whether you have one of the more serious subtypes or one of the benign subtypes. Speak with your rheumatologist. ...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