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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of rare genetic disorders that diminish the body's ability to make connective tissues. This results in unstable, flexible joints, including double-jointedness, and elastic, fragile, soft skin that easily forms welts and scars. Other symptoms include eye problems and nearsightedness.



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