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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)

What is it?
Arthritis is a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders consisting of more than 100 different diseases or conditions that destroy joints, bones, muscles, cartilage and other connective tissues, hampering or halting physical movement. Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) are a collection of genetic disorders that affect connective tissue. People who have EDS have problems with their collagen, a protein that adds strength and elasticity to connective tissue. This faulty collagen affects many body parts, including skin, muscles and ligaments. Each individual disorder in the collection of syndromes has a different set of symptoms. Treatment of EDS focuses on preventing damage to fragile body parts.

What are the effects?
Because EDS is a collection of genetic disorder, symptoms can vary dependent on which type you have. There are a couple of symptoms that are more common as they are shared among the different disorders:

  • • Joint hypermobility or loose joints
  • • Skin manifestations such as hyperextensibility (excessively stretchy skin) or bruising

How is it diagnosed?
Many different doctors can diagnose Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Your family physician or pediatrician would be the logical first step toward gaining a diagnosis. In addition, you may also work with other specialists in your diagnosis and treatment:

  • • Dermatologist: specialist in skin diseases
  • Rheumatologist in Delhi: specialist in rheumatic diseases
  • Orthopedist: specialist in diseases and injuries of bones, joints and muscles
  • • Medical geneticist: specialist in inherited disorders To determine whether you have one of the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and to figure out which type you have, your doctor will review your family and medical history, complete a physical exam and complete laboratory tests.

What are the treatment options?
The main focus of treatment for the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) is prevention of injury and complications. A well-balanced treatment plan may include:

  • • Exercise
  • • Joint Protection
  • • Injury Avoidance
  • • Eye exams
  • • Sun protection
  • • Surgery

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  • National Institute Of Arthritis
    E-5 Bali Nagar,
    New Delhi - 110015
  • Mobile No :+91-9810315395