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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome


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How might Ehlers-Danlos syndrome be treated?

There is no specific cure for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). The treatment and management is focused on preventing serious complications and relieving associated signs and symptoms. Because the features of EDS vary by subtype, management strategies differ slightly.[1]

For more specific information on the treatment of each subtype, please click on the links below:
Please speak to your healthcare provider if you have any questions about your personal medical management plan.
Last updated: 5/22/2015

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

Management Guidelines

  • Project OrphanAnesthesia is a project whose aim is to create peer-reviewed, readily accessible guidelines for patients with rare diseases and for the anesthesiologists caring for them. The project is a collaborative effort of the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Orphanet, the European Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, anesthetists and rare disease experts with the aim to contribute to patient safety.

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • lists trials that are studying or have studied Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Click on the link to go to to read descriptions of these studies.
  • Ehlers Danlos National Foundation has a list of current research projects for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
  • The Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) provides access to reports, data, and analyses of research activities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-supported research. Although these projects may not conduct studies on humans, you may want to contact the investigators to learn more. To search for studies, enter the disease name in the "Text Search" box. Then click "Submit Query".
Other Names for this Disease
  • ED syndrome
  • EDS
  • Ehlers Danlos syndrome
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