Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobility type
Other Names for this Disease
- EDS3 (formerly)
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 3 (formerly)
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Tests & Diagnosis
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), hypermobility type is diagnosed based on the presence of characteristic signs and symptoms. Specifically, the following features must be present to establish a diagnosis:
- Joint hypermobility
- Soft skin with normal or only slightly increased extensibility
- The absence of features suggestive of other forms of EDS (such as fragile skin, recurrent hernias, etc)
Last updated: 3/20/2016
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