Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Classical Type: Case Management

Sara E. Whitelaw

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Pediatr Nurs. 2003;29(6) 

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Epidemiology

The prevalence of EDS is 1 in 5,000 live births (Berglund, Nordsrom, & Lutzen, 2000; Blereau, 1996; Hagen, 1993; Wilson & Cooley, 2000). Although the majority of sources agree with this rate of prevalence, there are some that cite other rates such as 1 in 5,000 to 10,000 or fewer than 1 in 20,000 (EDNF, 2002; University of Washington Department of Orthopedics and Sports [UWDOS], 2002). EDS affects both males and females of all racial and ethnic groups.

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