Classical EDS

Classical EDS (cEDS) is characterised by joint hypermobility, very stretchy skin, and fragile skin which leads to significant bruising and widened, sunken (atrophic) scars. There have been major advances in the understanding of cEDS in the last 20 years, now making it possible to confirm the diagnosis by genetic testing in the majority of people with the condition.

Classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Author
Jessica Bowen & Judy Tocher, Genetic Counsellors, EDS National Diagnostic Service, Sheffield Children's Hospital

Summary

An introduction to the features of classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (cEDS) and to living with the condition. Written by genetic counsellors from the UK's only clinical genetics service specialising in the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes.

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Video: The genetics behind connective tissue

Presenter
Dr Clair Francomano, Clinical Geneticist and Director of Adult Genetics, Harvey Institute of Human Genetics, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, USA

Summary

The genetics behind connective tissue, heritable disorders of connective tissue and the different types of EDS.

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Video: EDS – The National Diagnostic Service and Specialist Clinic

Presenter
Dr Glenda Sobey, Consultant and Lead Clinician, EDS National Diagnostic Service, Sheffield Children's Hospital

Summary

The work of the NHS specialist service for atypical and complex cases of EDS (rare types).

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Video: Classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (types I & II)

Presenter
Dr Nigel Burrows, Consultant Dermatologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Summary

The signs and symptoms, diagnostic criteria and management advice for classical EDS.

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Video: The EDS diagnostic services and rarer types of EDS

Presenter
Dr Anthony Vandersteen, Clinical Geneticist, EDS National Diagnostic Service, Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospitals, Harrow

Summary

The work of the EDS National Diagnostic Service in diagnosing rare types of EDS.

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Video: Update from the EDS National Diagnostic Service

Presenter
Dr Glenda Sobey, Consultant and Lead Clinician, EDS National Diagnostic Service, Sheffield Children's Hospital and Rebecca Pollitt, Lead Scientist, Genetics Team, Sheffield Children's Hospital

Summary

An update from the clinic dealing with complex cases and rare types of EDS.

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Video: Classical EDS – a cardiac perspective

Presenter
Rachel Walker, Nurse Specialist, South Yorkshire Regional Inherited Cardiac Conditions Service

Summary

Cardiac complications in classical EDS.

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Video: Classical EDS – an overview

Presenter
Dr Nigel Burrows, Consultant Dermatologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Summary

The genetics, signs and symptoms of classical EDS.

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What is EDS?

Information sheets, how to get a diagnosis, advice for medical profesisonals......