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A Long Diagnostic Odyssey to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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Mary had always experienced a lot of joint pain as a child. At fourteen, she realized that not everyone lived with chronic pain. As she got older, she had testing done to rule out a number of GI conditions and rheumatologic disorders. Two years ago, without finding an answer through doctors, she started doing research on her own and kept coming across the possibility of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Mary discusses the challenges to getting a diagnosis of EDS within our healthcare system, how a diagnosis has impacted her life and the care and referrals she receives from physicians, and how a diagnosis has given her permission to rest and take care of herself.

Links and Resources

The Ehlers-Danlos Society

Director of EDS-friendly specialists

Dougherty, Michael J. “Closing the Gap: Inverting the Genetics Curriculum to Ensure an Informed Public.” Am J Hum Genet. 2009 Jul 10; 85(1): 6–12.


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