Other Names for this Disease
- ED syndrome
- Ehlers Danlos syndrome
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Mutations in these genes usually alter the structure, production, or processing of collagen or proteins that interact with collagen. Collagen provides structure and strength to connective tissue throughout the body. A defect in collagen can weaken connective tissue in the skin, bones, blood vessels, and organs resulting in the features of the disorder.
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. 2006; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=ehlersdanlossyndrome. Accessed 7/21/2008.