Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, vascular type
February 1, 2023
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of inherited genetic disorders that affect connective tissues, including skin, joints, and blood vessels. The "vascular type" is a subtype of EDS that is characterized by a defect in the synthesis of collagen, the main structural protein in the body. This can cause blood vessels and organs to be fragile and prone to rupture or tear, leading to serious and life-threatening complications. Symptoms of EDS vascular type may include easy bruising, skin that tears or bruises easily, joint hypermobility, and a tendency for blood vessels to rupture. The diagnosis of EDS is based on clinical findings and genetic testing, and there is no cure for this condition. However, management may include avoiding activities that increase the risk of injury, early detection and treatment of complications, and close monitoring by a healthcare provider.
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