YH 23-35. Mikki and Ehler’s-Danlos Syndrome. #HeliumRadio
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a hereditary condition that affects the skin and the mobility of joints due to abnormal collagen synthesis, an important component of connective tissue; the latter is abundant in the skin, joints and vessels, to which it gives strength and elasticity. Although it develops in childhood, the diagnosis is only reached in later years. The condition takes many different forms that vary in severity, so the clinical manifestations vary widely. Ehlers- Danlos syndrome diagnosis is based on physical examination, through observation of how the patient moves, and the doctor’s analysis of his/her medical history. Usually, a rheumatologist or a physiotherapist establishes the diagnosis rather than a general medical practitioner.