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Can you help me understand the bruising associated with eds?
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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Mike Moore
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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