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Ehlers Danlos Syndrome – France

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a rare genetic disease, linked to a connective tissue abnormality. It affects both men and women, regardless of race or ethnicity. The precise incidence of the occurrence of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes is not known. The literature retains an approximate frequency of 1 / 5,000 to 1 / 10,000 births.

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome includes rare and different genetic disorders, named after the works of Ehlers, a Danish, and Danlos a French, at the beginning of the century. Currently, several types are listed and the causes are variable. However, it has been shown that, in some types, there may be a deficiency of one type of collagen, III or V, which is normally found in humans. If this protein is deficient or impaired, the clinical consequences are significant. Other proteins may be affected.

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