Ehlers-Danlos syndrome


A group of illnesses passed from parent to child, known as inherited, that affect the skin, joints and blood vessels.


This group of inherited illnesses affects the tissue that supports and protects other tissues and organs in the body, also known as connective tissue. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome mainly affects the skin, joints and blood vessel walls.


Joints might be too loose and able to move too far. Skin might be stretchy and might not heal well after injury.


Treatment helps manage symptoms and prevent other issues Ehlers-Danlos syndrome might cause. Options include medicines, physical therapy and sometimes surgery.

Last Updated May 3, 2024

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