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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. By: Nicole Piazza. What is EDS?. Ehlers Danlos syndrome is a collagen deficiency disorder that affects muscles, tendons and ligaments. . What is collagen?. The main structural protein found in connective tissue. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos SyndromeBy: Nicole PiazzaWhat is EDS?Ehlers Danlos syndrome is a collagen deficiency disorder that affects muscles, tendons and ligaments. What is collagen?The main structural protein found in connective tissue.When lacking, an extreme amount of hyper mobility and hyper laxity are visible. Is Ehlers Danlos syndrome Genetic?Yes! Ehlers Danlos syndrome a genetic mutation. Some types are able to be tested for, majority are visually diagnosed Different types of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome?Hyper mobility (Formerly EDS Type III)

Classical (Formerly EDS Types I & II)

Vascular (Formerly EDS Type IV)

Kyphoscoliosis (Formerly EDS Type VI)

Arthrochalasia (Formerly EDS Type VII A&B)

Dermatosparaxis (Formerly EDS Type VIIC)

Classical (Formerly EDS Types I & II)

One found in every 10,000 20,000 peopleSymptomsAbnormal HealingHyper mobility Skin hyper extensibility Skin is often velvety to touch

Hypermobility Type (type III) One found in every 10,000- 15,000 peopleSymptomsHyper mobility Minor Hyper elastic skinMusculoskeletal (Pain all over)Frequent subluxation/dislocations Other disorders often come with Type threeVascular type (formerly type IV) EDS

This is one of the most rare types. This is only found in 1 person in every 100,000 to 200,000 people.SymptomsThin/Translucent skinEasy bruisingArterial, intestinal, and/or uterine fragilityOrgan Ruptures

Ocular-scoliatic (type VI)Less than one person in 1,000,000 have this type of EDS.Symptoms: This type is strictly involving the eyesBlurriness that may come and goDiplopiaDouble vision Tunnel visionMyopia Arthrochalasia Type (VII)This is found in less than one person in every 1,000,000.Skin hyperextensibility with easy bruisingTissue fragility including atrophic scarsMuscle HypotoniaKyphoscoliosisRadiologically Mild Osteopenia.

How has bio-tech helped?

Although there is no cure for Ehlers -Danlos syndrome, there are ways to help with the disorder in a preventative factor. Some include:Regular Echo-cardiograms EKGs Physical Therapy Some types of medication are helpful. However, treatment depends on the patient.Citations


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