Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, vascular type
Other Names for this Disease
- EDS IV
- EDS IV (formerly)
- EDS type 4
- EDS4 (formerly)
- Ehlers Danlos syndrome, arterial type
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connective tissue disorder that is caused by defects in a protein called collagen. It is generally considered the most severe form of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Common symptoms include thin, translucent skin; easy bruising; characteristic facial appearance; and fragile arteries, muscles and internal organs. EDS, vascular type is caused by changes (mutations) in the COL3A1 gene and is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Treatment and management is focused on preventing serious complications and relieving associated signs and symptoms.Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), vascular type is an inherited
Last updated: 5/29/2015
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Genetics of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
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