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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Disease definition

A heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by fragility of the soft connective tissues resulting in widespread skin, ligament, joint, blood vessel and/or internal organ manifestations. Clinical spectrum is highly variable, ranging from mild skin and joint hyperlaxity to severe physical disability and life-threatening vascular complications. Overlap with osteogenesis imperfecta may be observed resulting in an EDS/osteogenesis imperfecta overlap phenotype. Diseases in this group include classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), musculocontractural EDS, hypermobile EDS, vascular EDS, arthrochalasia EDS, dermatosparaxis EDS, periodontal EDS, X-linked EDS, brittle cornea syndrome, classical-like EDS type 1 and type 2, cardiac-valvular EDS, spondylodysplastic EDS, myopathic EDS, and kyphoscoliotic EDS.

ORPHA:98249

Classification level: Group of disorders
  • Synonym(s):
    • EDS
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant or Autosomal recessive or X-linked recessive 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: Q79.6
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0013720
  • MeSH: D004535
  • GARD: 6322
  • MedDRA: 10014316

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