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The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS)

An overview of the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, including discussion on the classification, clinical presentation, diagnostic criteria, treatment, and prognosis.

Website of the Ehler-Danlos Society: https://www.ehlers-danlos.com/what-is-eds/

Channel of Izzy Kornblau, a prolific YouTuber with EDS (great information from a patient’s perspective): https://www.youtube.com/c/IzzyKornblau/videos

The 2017 International Classification of the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (includes full diagnostic criteria): https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ajmg.c.31552

The existence of an association between EDS, dysautonomia (esp. POTS), and mast cell activation syndrome has been recently proposed. Its existence is controversial. Unfortunately, most of the relevant scientific literature is behind a paywell, but here are a few papers which are not:

Paper on the possible connection between dysautonomia and EDS: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajmg.c.31951

Paper on the possible connection between mast cell disorders and EDS: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajmg.c.31555

And a page from the Ehlers-Danlos society on mast cell disorders and how they might be associated with EDS: https://www.ehlers-danlos.com/2017-eds-classification-non-experts/mast-cell-disorders-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-2/

#EDS #Ehlers-Danlos

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