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Boston Children's doctors use different criteria for diagnosing the different types of EDS. Some types can be diagnosed with a DNA test, while others are diagnosed by a physical exam and health history. For example, a DNA test for certain genetic mutations can be done for the classical, vascular, kyphoscoliosis and arthrochalasis types of EDS. A prenatal diagnosis is possible for these types as well. Some of the other tests to diagnosis EDS include:
When an underlying genetic cause is not known, your child's medical team can diagnose EDS through a physical examination and a medical and family history. Symptoms, such as loose joints, fragile skin and a family history for EDS, help lead doctors to an accurate diagnosis.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”