Viewers praise Casualty for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome storyline

BBC Casualty has be praised by viewers, for tonight’s episode (March 24) for showing a woman with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

A patient who Alicia was treating in tonight’s episode, was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), which was thought to be an eating disorder.

One person tweeted ” A woman on casualty with EhlersDanlosSyndrome. Thank you @BBCCasualty for raising awareness. EDS”

Another tweeted “@BBCCasualty It was good to see Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome being shown in today’s episode. Those of us with the condition spotted the symptoms straight away of course. EhlersDanlosSyndrome”

Many of viewers tweeted about this episode in particular. “Thank you so much @BBCCasualty for raising awareness of hypermobile EhlersDanlosSyndrome & its multiple manifestations, from a sufferer”

EDS is a group of disorders that affect connective tissues supporting the skin, bones, blood vessels, and many other organs and tissues.

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