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5 Facts you should know about

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

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Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS)

are a group of inherited connective tissue disorders caused by abnormalities in the structure, production, and/or processing of collagen.

2

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome affects

connective tissue, primarily the skin, joints, and blood vessel walls.

3

Symptoms include

overly flexible joints that can dislocate, and skin that's translucent, elastic, and bruises easily.

4

The skin in most EDS patients

is soft, velvety, and highly elastic.

5

There are 13 subtypes of EDS.

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