The Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation
Since there are several heterogeneous types of the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), the clinical diagnosis can be difficult and physicians are urged to treat all EDS patients, regardless of type, with extreme care. Even if your patient has been diagnosed with another type of EDS, please review the information about the Vascular Type.
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a heterogeneous group of heritable connective tissue disorders that, in some cases, can be life-threatening. The different types of EDS are classified according to the signs and symptoms that are manifested. For each type of EDS, the diagnostic criteria, hereditary patterns and management can differ.