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Can you explain why there are crossovers (overlaps) among the different types of eds?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology
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In brief: Complicated

There are a number of types of eds and they are slightly diiferent diseases based on their individual genetic abnormalities.

In brief: Complicated

There are a number of types of eds and they are slightly diiferent diseases based on their individual genetic abnormalities.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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Dr. Kathryn Riordan
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Collagen

The abnormality of collagen is different with the different types of eds but the key is collagen.
The overlapping charters tics are tied to the tissues containing the different types of collagen. Most body parts contain more than 1 type of ollagen and will be affected by mutations of several different types. The severity of problems depends on the collagen type and severity of defect.

In brief: Collagen

The abnormality of collagen is different with the different types of eds but the key is collagen.
The overlapping charters tics are tied to the tissues containing the different types of collagen. Most body parts contain more than 1 type of ollagen and will be affected by mutations of several different types. The severity of problems depends on the collagen type and severity of defect.
Dr. Kathryn Riordan
Dr. Kathryn Riordan
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