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    What causes Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?

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  • Michelle O'Sullivan

    Occupational Therapist (OT)

    I have extensive experience in the management of hypermobility disorders including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. I work exclusively with patients with hypermobility conditions. Having graduated from the … View Profile

    Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is a genetic connective tissue disorder. It is usually inherited from one parent (or in rare cases both parents). In some patients the manifestation of EDS is a new genetic mutation. For some types of EDS they have isolated the gene involved but in many types, including the hypermobility type there has not been any gene identified at this point in time. 

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