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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type

Other Names for this Disease
  • EDS3 (formerly)
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 3 (formerly)
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What are the signs and symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) hypermobility type?

The signs and symptoms vary from mildly loose joints to musculoskeletal complications. Most often, this condition affects the joints and skin. An unusually large range of joint movement (hypermobility) is the most common symptom. Infants with hypermobile joints often appear to have weak muscle tone, which can delay the development of motor skills such as sitting, standing, and walking. The loose joints are unstable and prone to dislocation, chronic pain, and early-onset arthritis. Many people with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome have soft, velvety skin that is highly elastic (stretchy) and fragile. Affected individuals also tend to bruise easily.[1]
Last updated: 1/19/2012

  1. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. May 2006; Accessed 1/19/2012.