Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month!


In honor of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome awareness month, here’s EDS fact #1 (provided by the EDNF): Individuals with EDS have a defect in their connective tissue, the tissue that provides support to many body parts such as the skin, muscles and ligaments. 

The mascot for EDS has become a zebra or zebra stripes. The reason behind this is because EDS is what’s considered a “zebra diagnosis” aka a surprise, rare diagnosis. This is based on the saying “when you hear hoofbeats behind you, don’t expect to see a zebra” because the more likely and logical explanation would be that they belong to a horse. 

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