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May is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Awareness Month
- Several states including Oklahoma [PDF 178.82 KB] and Oregon [PDF 107.87 KB] have declared May 2013 Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Awareness Month
- From the Mayo Clinic: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of inherited disorders that affect connective tissues — primarily your skin, joints and blood vessel walls
- What is EDS? From the NIH Genetics Home Reference
- Risk factors for aortic aneurysm include family history and certain genetic diseases like Marfan syndrome and EDS [PDF 335.58 KB]