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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, classic type


Other Names for this Disease
  • Classic Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • EDS, classic type
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 1 (formerly)
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 2 (formerly)
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Overview

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), classic type is an inherited connective tissue disorder that is caused by defects in a protein called collagen. Common symptoms include skin hyperextensibility, abnormal wound healing, and joint hypermobility.[1][2] About 50% of people with EDS, classic type have changes (mutations) in COL5A1 or COL5A2, two genes which encode type V collagen; in other cases, the exact underlying cause in known. The condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner.[2] Treatment and management is focused on preventing serious complications and relieving associated signs and symptoms.[2][3]
Last updated: 5/31/2015

References

  1. Susan P Pauker, MD, FACMG; Joan Stoler, MD. Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes. UpToDate. December 2014; Accessed 5/21/2015.
  2. Fransiska Malfait, MD, PhD, Richard Wenstrup, MD, and Anne De Paepe, MD, PhD. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Classic Type. GeneReviews. August 2011; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1244/.
  3. 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
  • Classic Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • EDS, classic type
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 1 (formerly)
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 2 (formerly)
Related Diseases
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