EDS is genetic. There are two different inheritance patterns of EDS. They are known as autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive. It is important to remember that regardless of the pattern of inheritance, we have no control over which genes we pass on to our children. Depending on the EDS type, there are significant percentages of affected individuals who have a de novo disease-causing mutation. What is autosomal dominant? What is autosomal recessive?
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