Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) pronounced, ey-lerz dan-los, is considered a rare disease or condition. The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are genetically passed from parents to offspring. It is characterized by joint hypermobility, skin extensibility and tissue fragility due abnormal genes that produce atypical proteins that result in imperfection of collagen, which is the protein glue for our tissue.
There are now thought to be six types of EDS. 1) The Classical Type, 2) The Hypermobility Type , 3) The Vascular Type , 4) The Arthrochalasia, 5)The Dermatosparaxis, and 6) The Tenascin-X Deficient.
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