Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type
Other Names for this Disease
- Benign joint hypermobility syndrome
- EDS III
- EDS3 (formerly)
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 3
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The signs and symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) hypermobility type vary but may include:
- Joint hypermobility affecting both large (elbows, knees) and small (fingers, toes) joints
- Frequent joint dislocations and subluxations (partial dislocation), often affecting the shoulder, kneecap, and/or temporomandibular joint (joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull)
- Soft, smooth skin that may be slightly elastic (stretchy) and bruises easily
- Chronic musculoskeletal (muscles and bones) pain
- Early onset osteoartritis
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system
- Aortic root dilatation (enlargement of the blood vessel that distributes blood from the heart to the rest of the body)
- Pregnancy may be complicated by premature rupture of membranes or rapid labor and delivery (less than 4 hours)
Last updated: 5/25/2015
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- Susan P Pauker, MD, FACMG; Joan Stoler, MD. Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes. UpToDate. December 2014; Accessed 5/21/2015.