The different structure of the skin in the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes makes it more fragile than normal skin. Stretchiness, abnormal scarring, stretch marks at a young age, easy bruising and slow wound healing are all signs of EDS, but the presence and severity of these issues will depend on the type. Classical and dermatosparaxis EDS are examples of types with a lot of skin involvement, but there is some in hypermobile EDS too.
The skin in hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Dr Nigel Burrows, Consultant Dermatologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
A summary of some of the skin problems that can affect people with hEDS.