EDS is a group of inherited connective tissue disorders, cause by various defects in the synthesis of collagen. EDS is known to affect men and women of all racial and ethnic backgrounds.
There are six distinct types of EDS currently identified. They are: Hypermobility type, Classical type, Vascular type, Kyphoscoliosis type, Arthrochalasia type, and Dermatosparaxis type. All share joint laxity, soft skin, easy bruising, and some systemic manifestations. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, and in some types, organs and arteries can rupture.
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