Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: When The Joints Are Hypermobile And The Skin Bruises Easily
January 18, 2018
What is Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is an inherited condition that affects connective tissue, including the skin, joints, and blood vessels walls. There are several forms of this condition, depending on what area in the body is involved. Doctors distinguish 13 major types of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
The disorder may lead to problems with the skin, blood vessels, and bones. However, all types of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome may have several things in common: an increased range of joint movement and stretchy or fragile skin.