Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
What Is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)?
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) refers to a group of disorders that affect the body’s connective tissue, including skin, tendons, ligaments and blood vessel walls. These connective tissues provide strength and elasticity to other parts of the body.
Children who have EDS typically have overly flexible joints. They sometimes also have fragile, stretchy skin. A more severe form of the disorder, known as vascular EDS, can cause ruptured blood vessel walls, intestines or other organs.