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Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Definition

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of inherited disorders marked by extremely loose joints, hyperelastic skin that bruises easily, and easily damaged blood vessels.

Symptoms

Symptoms of EDS include:

  • Double-jointedness
  • Easily damaged, bruised, and stretchy skin
  • Easy scarring and poor wound healing
  • Flat feet
  • Increased joint mobility, joints popping, early arthritis
  • Joint dislocation
  • Joint pain
  • Premature rupture of membranes during pregnancy
  • Very soft and velvety skin
  • Vision problems
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