EDS-hypermobile type is the most common type of EDS. Rarer types include classical EDS, vascular EDS and kyphoscoliotic EDS.
EDS-hypermobile type (EDS-HT), also known as hypermobile EDS or EDS type III, is often thought to be the same as or very similar to another condition called joint hypermobility syndrome .
People with EDS-HT may have:
Currently, there are no tests to confirm whether someone has EDS-HT. The diagnosis is made based on a person's medical history and a physical examination.
Classical EDS (previously EDS types I and II)is less common than hypermobile EDS and tends to affect the skin more.
Peoplewith classical EDS may have:
Vascular EDS (previously EDS type IV)is a rare type of EDS and is often considered to be the most serious. It affects the blood vessels and internal organs, which can cause them tosplit openand lead to life-threatening bleeding.
People with vascular EDS may have:
Kyphoscoliotic EDS (previously EDS type VI) is rare.
Peoplewith kyphoscoliotic EDS may have:
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EDS-hypermobile type is the most common type of EDS. Rarer types include classical EDS, vascular EDS and kyphoscoliotic EDS. EDS-hypermobile type EDS-hypermobile type (EDS-HT), also known as hypermo
See your GP if you have several troublesome symptoms of EDS. You don't usually need to worry if you only have a few symptoms and they're not causing any problems. Joint hypermobility, for example, is
There's no specific treatment for EDS, but with support and advice it's possible to manage many of the symptoms. Adapting your activities It's important to be careful about activities that put a lot
EDS can be inherited, but in some cases it occurs by chance in someone without a family history of the condition. The two main ways that EDS is inherited are: autosomal dominant inheritance (hyper
If you have EDS, your clinical team will pass information about you on to the National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Diseases Registration Service (NCARDRS). This helps scientists look for better ways
The following websites provide moreinformation, advice and support forpeople with EDS and their families: Ehlers-Danlos Support UK you can also call their free helpline on0800 907 8518, find local