Genetic link is the major risk factors for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). The various types of EDS are either Autosomal Dominant (AD) or Autosomal Recessive (AR) or X-Linked Recessive (X-LR).
As I already discuss in my earlier post that genes can be ‘dominant’ or ‘recessive’ ~ Dominant genes show their effect even if there is only one copy of the gene in the pair and for a person to have a recessive disease or characteristic, the person must have the gene on both chromosomes of the pair.
Affected first-degree relatives are identified in as many as 50% of cases. An autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance is most common, although autosomal recessive and X-linked transmission also have been documented.