Latest Updates: Feb 2017: A Framework for the Classification of Joint Hypermobility and Related Conditions

A Framework for the Classification of Joint Hypermobility and Related Conditions

Authors: MARCO CASTORI,* BRAD TINKLE, HOWARD LEVY, RODNEY GRAHAME,

FRANSISKA MALFAIT, AND ALAN HAKIM

Am J Med Genet Part C Semin Med Genet 9999C:1–10.

-A new classification system for Ehlers–Danlos syndrome (EDS) identifies more than 20 types of EDS which has led to patients who do not fulfil the criteria of “full-blown” EDS-HT but have many features of hEDS and Joint Hypermobility, to be left without a diagnosis.

– Highlights the need for a single set of criteria that can substitute the previous criteria for the overlapping conditions of JHS and EDS-HT

– Introduces a concept of a spectrum of pathogenetically related manifestations of joint hypermobility intersecting with syndromes that manifest as multiple conditions including joint hypermobility resulting from a single gene (pleiotropic syndromes)  – as distinctly apart from other syndromes with joint hypermobility

Proposed classification:

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About Hypermobility Syndrome India

I am an Indian woman with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type (EDS-HT or hEDS). I have been living with this disease all my life, and fighting the manifestations blindly without knowing why my body was a living demo of textbooks of different branches of medicine. Getting a diagnosis at 38 years of age opened up the path for my emotional healing. I aim to raise awareness about hEDS, chronic pain, invisible illnesses, mental illnesses and invisible disabilities, and share my experiences through my blogs.
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