Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a heterogeneous group of heritable disorders of connective tissue, characterised by skin extensibility, joint hypermobility and tissue fragility. There are different types of EDS and these were reclassified into six major types in 19971. They are classified according to signs and symptoms with each type running true in a family thus an individual with one type will not have a child with a different type.
Treatment and Management
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