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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type

Other Names for this Disease
  • EDS3 (formerly)
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 3 (formerly)
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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type is a connective tissue disorder that affects the tissues that support the skin, bones, blood vessels, and other organs. It is generally considered the least severe type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome; however significant complications can occur. Symptoms include soft velvety skin, hyperextensible skin, dislocations, degenerative joint disease, chronic pain, and easy bruising. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. In most cases the underlying genetic cause is unknown.[1]
Last updated: 1/19/2012


  1. Levy HP. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobility type. GeneReviews. December 2010; Accessed 4/22/2013.
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