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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Treatment & Management

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source: Medscape

year: 2017

authors: Robert A Schwartz

summary/abstract:

Treatment for EDS is unsatisfactory.

One isolated report showed that patients with type VI disease benefited from oral vitamin C at 4 g/d. Scars and bleeding time seemed to improve with this treatment.
Rombaut et al performed a cross-sectional study of self-reported medication use, surgery, and physiotherapy in 79 patients with hypermobility-type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (type III), finding that 73 patients (92.4%) were taking medication, 56 (70.9%) had undergone surgery, and 41 (51.9%) were currently receiving physical therapy. [31] The patients taking medication all took analgesics; many also reported using antidepressants. Severe pain was frequent; patients taking strong opiates made more complaints and experienced greater functional impairment than those using weaker analgesics.

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