Musculocontractural Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Synonyms: Adducted thumb-clubfoot syndrome | Distal arthrogryposis with peculiar facies and hydronephrosis | Dündar syndrome | Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Kosho type | Musculocontractural EDS | mcEDS
A rare systemic disease characterized by congenital multiple contractures characteristic craniofacial features (like large fontanel hypertelorism downslanting palpebral fissures blue sclerae ear deformities high palate) evident at birth or in early infancy and characteristic cutaneous features like skin hyperextensibility skin fragility with atrophic scars easy bruising and increased palmar wrinkling. Additional features include recurrent/chronic dislocations chest and spinal deformities peculiarly shaped fingers colonic diverticula pneumothorax and urogenital and ophthalmological abnormalities among others. Molecular testing is obligatory to confirm the diagnosis.
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Musculocontractural Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?
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The Ehlers-Danlos Society
The Ehlers-Danlos Society is a global community of individuals, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and supporters, dedicated to saving and improving the lives of those affected by the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS), hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD), and related conditions. We are proudly working to provide global learning conferences, collaborative research and education initiatives, awareness campaigns, advocacy, community-building, and care for the EDS and HSD population: Giving HOPE to all those whose lives are affected by EDS and HSD.
Pathways To Trust
To elevate the patient's voice to increase access to care and eliminate bias by bringing stakeholders together.
Zebra CARE Initiative
To bring Charity, Access, Research, and Education (CARE) through and beyond the rare disease, disabled, and medically complex communities for a more inclusive and accessible medical system.
Help Hope Live
Help Hope Live supports community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical expenses and related costs due to organ transplants or catastrophic injuries or illnesses. For 38 years, Help Hope Live has been showing clients and families how to bring together a network of relatives, friends, and neighbors in fundraising efforts to help cover the cost of uncovered medical expenses. These efforts play a critical role in helping our clients recover and maintain their health and independence. Since 1983, we have helped thousands of people raise millions of dollars for Help Hope Live to pay a wide range of expenses, including out-of-pocket costs for: medications, durable medical equipment, home health care, wheelchair-accessibility modifications, physical therapy, innovative treatments, medical travel and temporary relocation, even emergency living assistance. Our program has also helped thousands pay it forward and assist others with their medical expenses. Annually, we help place medical care within reach of about 5,000 families across the nation.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes New Zealand
Our Mission is to improve the wellbeing of those with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes/Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders in Aotearoa New Zealand by raising awareness, improving knowledge by health professionals and providing support to patients.
The Marfan Foundation
The Marfan Foundation is a nonprofit organization that saves lives and improves the quality of life of individuals with genetic aortic and vascular conditions including Marfan, Loeys-Dietz, and Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndromes.
Myhre Syndrome Foundation
Myhre Syndrome Foundation is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to providing hope and improving the lives of those impacted by Myhre syndrome.
CDG Canada supports patients and families affected by Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation (CDG).
Our mission is to promote greater awareness and understanding of CDG & NGLY1-Deficiency, to provide information and support to families affected by CDG & NGLY1, and to advocate for and fund scientific research to advance the diagnosis and treatment of CDG & NGLY1-Deficiency.
Moonshots for Unicorns
Curing single-gene disorders
COMBINEDBrain is a consortium for outcome measures and biomarkers for neurodevelopmental disorders. We are collaborating to cure rare, non-verbal brain disorders.
Mississippi Metabolics Foundation
Mississippi Metabolics Foundation (MMF) was founded to raise awareness, educate, and provide support to those living or caring for someone with genetic metabolic disorders/inborn errors of metabolism (IEM).
Louisiana Metabolic Disorders Coalition
We support, educate, and advocate for patients & families affected by metabolic disorders.
Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN) Australia
Provide information, support and advocacy to families caring for a child with an undiagnosed or rare genetic condition.
Center for Chronic Illness
The Center for Chronic Illness (CCI) promotes well-being and decreases isolation for those impacted by ongoing health challenges through support and education.
TO INCLUDE, INFORM AND INSPIRE people around the globe through the joy of skating, reflecting the compassion, respect and innovation that make ours the world’s premier inclusive organisation. Inclusive Skating is dedicated to the advancement of public participation in sport and the promotion of equality and diversity. Our primary objective is the development and implementation of programming which fosters the inclusion of skaters with any form of impairment or disability. Our ethos of inclusion extends to skaters of all ages and backgrounds; we welcome all with open arms. Values of empathy, integrity and empowerment are central to the pursuit of these goals. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the community, camaraderie, self-fulfilment, achievement, challenge, and thrill that participation in skating sports offers. We work to create these opportunities by offering activities, educational resources, events, training, and championships for our community.
Rare Disease Ghana Initiative
To improve the wellbeing and quality of life of persons living with undiagnosed and rare diseases in Ghana
Connecting young adults impacted by a rare or chronic condition with social and emotional support in the hope of improving their quality of life.
For a list of clinical trials in this disease area, please click here.