Ehlers danlos syndrome in children

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a group of rare genetic disorders that affect a person's connective tissue. Connective tissue consists of proteins, such as collagen, that provide elasticity and support to the joints, blood vessels and skin.

  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome occurs in 1 out of every 5,000 babies worldwide.
  • It's often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia.
  • EDS affects males and females from all racial and ethnic backgrounds.
  • There is no known cure.
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