Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

The Ehlers Danlos Syndrome comprises a set of hereditary disorders characterized by the patient having too loose joints, very elastic skin in which easily bruised and blood vessels are usually damaged quickly. It is a series of genetic changes (mutations) which causes problems with collagen, a substance that gives structure and strength to the skin, bones, blood vessels and internal organs. Some of the symptoms presented by the patient with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome are back pain, pigmentary hypermobility, skin that is stretched and damaged, fast healing but poor healing of wounds, flat feet, increased joint mobility with crackling and arthritis Early, dislocation and joint pain, soft skin and vision problems, among others. Although there is no clear and specific cure for this syndrome, symptoms can be treated individually.

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