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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: a highly disabling
poorly understood incongruous orphan clinical
and genetic syndrome which may not be as rare as that

 

Summary

We examined the clinical cases of 215 with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome which is now considered to be a diffuse expression of a connective tissue genetic disorder.

Generally considered as a "rare" disease, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome may be more correctly viewed as a poorly recognized disorder (reduced in the minds of physicians to cutaneous hypersensitivity and elasticity). The symptoms encountered are however much more complex and include asthenia, gastrointestinal, urinary, respiratory, odontologic, and gynecological disorders.

Diagnosis is generally established late, often preceded by inappropriate therapeutic orientations (including surgery). Patients tolerate the condition variably and for an unpredictable period of time.

Physical medicine (elastic contention, proprioceptive rehabilitation) can provide a certain degree of relief of the symptoms of this highly disabling disease.

 

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Keywords: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypersensitivity, physical medicine, genetic disease