Chiari Malformation has been linked to EDS as some patients have both diagnoses, but the genetic connection remains elusive. EDS can exacerbate Chiari as sometimes it can cause instability at the junction of the skull and the neck. What Causes Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome? EDS is thought to be caused by a gene mutation that affects collagen, which Album) structure and strength to connective tissue. Some of the genes associated with EDS provide instructions for making collagen itself, while other genes control how it works.
The most common types of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome cause frequent joint dislocations and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Individuals also have fragile, extra-stretchy skin that bruises easily, as well as low Album) tone.
Certain types of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome affect the brain and spine. Many of the problems associated with EDS are progressive, meaning that they get worse over time. Kyphoscoliosis EDS kyphosis and scoliosis is a form of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome that is noted for severe, progressive curvature of Album) spine. It worsens over time and may affect breathing by restricting lung expansion. The spondylodysplastic EDS type is associated with skeletal abnormalities such as abnormally curved bowed limbs and short stature.
Infants with arthrochalasia EDS have severe joint hypermobility and congenital hip dislocation, in addition to the characteristic fragile, loose skin and low muscle tone. Find out more about spinal deformity. We are seeing patients in-person and through Video Visits.
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