What Does NxGen MDx Screen For?
We screen for up to 120 genetic disorders that can affect your pregnancy, the health of your baby, and your family's future. You can learn more about our various screens — and which sets of screens (or "panels") align with where you are in your reproductive journey.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Dermatosparaxis Type
What Your Test Results Mean:
Carriers are not expected to show symptoms. You and your partner or donor would both have to be carriers of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, dermatosparaxis type for there to be an increased chance to have a child with symptoms; this is known as autosomal recessive inheritance. Carrier testing of your partner or donor is recommended in addition to consultation with a genetic counselor for a more detailed risk assessment.
Since this is an inherited gene change, this information may be helpful to share with family members as it may impact their family planning.
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, dermatosparaxis type is an inherited condition that impairs the body’s ability to properly make collagen, an important component of connective tissue. Affected individuals have soft, velvety, and fragile skin that stretches and tears easily, in addition to severe joint hyperextensibility. Individuals with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, dermatosparaxis type bruise and scar very easily and their fragile connective tissue can cause health complications such as spontaneous rupture of the bladder or diaphragm.
The prognosis of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, dermatosparaxis type is not well-defined. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, dermatosparaxis type is not known to affect intelligence or mental function.
Treatment is symptomatic as there is no cure for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, dermatosparaxis type. Anti-inflammatory drugs can be beneficial in treating joint pain. Padding and bandages help protect against skin tearing, and physical therapy can be considered to help treat joint hypermobility.
Talk to a Genetic Counselor
As a NxGen client, you'll have access to personal genetic counselors who can help explain the results of your screens and provide insight on how to move forward. To schedule a personal conference to discuss your screen results, call (855) 776-9436. or click the link below.Discuss Your Screening Results