Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of genetic disorders that weaken the support for key body structures such as skin and bones, blood vessels and organs. It can lead to chronic pain, early arthritis or in some cases, the life-threatening rupture of major blood vessels or organs.

Family history is a main risk factor for Ehlers-Danlos. We can help you understand your risks at our Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic, located at the Heart & Vascular Center.

Treatment for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Our specialists can diagnose you through an echocardiogram or skin biopsy.

Treatment varies on your specific symptoms and the type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome you have.


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