Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome:

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome includes a group of inherited disorders that weaken connective tissue which supports skin, bones, blood vessels and other organs.

People with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or EDS experience problems with their skin, joints, and blood vessel walls such as loose joints, fragile vessels, abnormal scar formation and would healing among others.

Prognosis of EDS depends on the type of the disorder. Symptoms vary depending upon the individual. Some people have negligible symptoms while others are severely rstricted in their daily life, according to wikipedia.

Faulty genetics is responsible for all cases of EDS. For a child to inherit EDS, both parents need to carry the defective gene.

Diagnosis of this disorder may need a series of examinations including reviewing of a patient's family history. personal medical history, physical exam including testing of his joints fo laxity and his skin for texture and elasticity, biopsy and urine testing. The diagnosis of the disorder may involve dermatologists, rheumatologists, orthopedists and medical geneticists.

Treatments for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome include exercise, protection against injury to joints, fall prevention, eye exams, sun protection, surgery and vitamin C. People with EDS may need surgery to correct fracture and impaired joints.

EDS affects both women and men equally. One in every 5,000 to one in 10,000 people have one of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.


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