Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

December 1, 2009 by  

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome:Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, also know as EDS is a group of inherited connective tissue disorders that caused by a defect in the synthesis of collagen. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is also known as “Cutis hyperelastica”. A Collagen is a protein in connective tissue and its purpose is to help tissues to resist deformation i.e. the increase in elasticity. Collagen plays a vital role reduced elasticity in the skin, blood vessels, muscles, ligaments, and visceral organs. According to sources, there is no cure or treatment for it.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) was named after two doctors. Edvard Ehlers and Henri-Alexandre Danlos of Denmark and France respectively. At the turn of the 20th century, Edvard Ehlers and Henri-Alexandre Danlos identified it. Now the question that raised in our minds it that, what are the symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)?

For your convenience, the major signs and symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome are given below:

-Highly flexible fingers and toes
-Loose, unstable joints that are prone to: sprains, dislocations, subluxations (partial dislocations), hyperextension (double jointedness)
– Flat feet
– High and narrow palate, resulting in dental crowding
– Easy bruising
– Fragile blood vessels resulting from cystic medial necrosis with tendency towards aneurysm (even abdominal aortic aneurysm)

According to sources, these symptoms ultimately generates due to faulty or reduced amounts of Type III collagen.

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