Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

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Expiration Date

31 Dec 2023

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

75 Minutes

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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a genetic disorder affecting collagen formation and function. It affects virtually every organ system, which can result in significant morbidity and mortality. Complications of this disease include arterial rupture, organ rupture, joint dislocation, chronic pain, and fatigue, among many others. Proper diagnosis of EDS is essential to improving the overall health and well-being of affected patients as well as mitigating these complications. This activity outlines the background, presentation, evaluation, and management of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and its complications. It further highlights the role of an interprofessional team in ensuring the best patient outcomes.

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  • Review the diagnostic approaches and the importance of proper identification of this condition.
  • Describe the various differential diagnoses for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
  • Summarize the multitude of disease complications of Ehlers Danlos syndrome.
  • Outline the importance of an interprofessional and collaborative approach to the care of patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) to improve overall patient well-being and satisfaction in the face of this chronic disease.

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