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Is there a link between Ehlers-Danlos and MS?

Is there a link between Ehlers-Danlos and MS?

Many patients with connective tissue disorders (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) develop Multiple Sclerosis and studies indicate that in the Multiple Sclerosis population, there exists over 10% more Ehlers-Danlos patients than in the normal population.

Does EDS show on MRI?

Apart from a physical examination, skin biopsies, and genetic testing, imaging tests such as X-rays, computerized tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can also help to confirm a diagnosis of EDS.

Is hypermobility linked to MS?

Through recent research, we have found that patients with hypermobility syndromes share similar symptoms to MS Patients. After comparing MRIs of patients with hypermobility to those of MS patients, we found White Matter Lesions in similar locations of both.

What is the difference between EDS and MS?

An EdS is a postgraduate degree unique to the field of education, which is considered more advanced than a master’s degree but generally requires less coursework than a PhD or EdD.

How do you get tested for MS?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the test of choice for diagnosing MS in combination with initial blood tests. MRIs use radio waves and magnetic fields to evaluate the relative water content in tissues of the body. They can detect normal and abnormal tissues and can spot irregularities.

Is Ehlers-Danlos neurological?

Because EDS is a connective-tissue disorder, it is not commonly associated with the brain or the nervous system. However, there is evidence that some types of EDS can affect the brain.

How do doctors diagnose Ehlers-Danlos?

Extremely loose joints, fragile or stretchy skin, and a family history of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome are often enough to make a diagnosis. Genetic tests on a sample of your blood can confirm the diagnosis in rarer forms of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and help rule out other problems.

What can MS be mistaken for?

Conditions That Can Seem Like MS

  • Epstein-Barr Virus.
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency.
  • Diabetes.
  • Nerve Damage.
  • Eye Problems.
  • Stroke.
  • Lupus and Other Autoimmune Diseases.
  • Parkinson’s Disease.

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