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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, arthrochalasia type


Other Names for this Disease
  • Arthrochalasis multiplex congenita
  • EDS VII
  • EDS7A (formerly)
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 7
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 7A (formerly)
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Treatment

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How might Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, arthrochalasia type be treated?

The treatment of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), arthrochalasia type is focused on preventing serious complications and relieving associated signs and symptoms. For example, physical therapy may be recommended in children with severe hypotonia and delayed motor development. This treatment can also help improve joint stability. Assistive devices such as braces, wheelchairs, or scooters may be necessary depending on the severity of joint instability. Congenital hip dislocation and kyphoscoliosis (kyphosis and scoliosis) may require surgery. Because EDS, arthrochalasia type is associated with fragile skin, affected people, especially children, may need to wear protective bandages or pads over exposed areas, such as the knees, shins, and forehead. [1]

Please speak to your healthcare provider if you have any questions about your personal medical management plan.
Last updated: 6/2/2015

References
  1. Susan P Pauker, MD, FACMG; Joan Stoler, MD. Overview of the management of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes. UpToDate. March 2014; Accessed 5/22/2015.


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Other Names for this Disease
  • Arthrochalasis multiplex congenita
  • EDS VII
  • EDS7A (formerly)
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 7
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 7A (formerly)
Related Diseases
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.