Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, type 4 variant

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a rare tissue disorder that has six specific types. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome affects a person’s connective tissue, the tissue that separates, connects and supports different organs in the body. Collagen, the protein in connective tissue, is affected most by EDS. Depending upon the type of EDS an individual has, their skin, joins, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels, and visceral organs can be affected. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 4 has symptoms such as translucent skin, easy bruising, and intestinal problems. Treatment for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 4 includes doctor’s appointments to check from broken blood vessels and any problems with your organs. Talk with your doctor to find the best treatment for you if you have been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 4.

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