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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Evaluation

The evaluation of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome begins with a history and physical examination.

About half of people affected with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome have a normal physical exam. Others have multiple skin scars from poor wound healing, loose joints, blue sclera, and loose skin.

The diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome must be confirmed with testing.

Tests that may be used to evaluate Ehlers-Danlos syndrome include:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome References
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