The complications of some types of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome can be life-threatening. Some types, including vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, can cause blood vessels to rupture (tear). When this happens, it can lead to dangerous internal bleeding and stroke.
People with these types of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome also have a higher risk of organ rupture. Most commonly, the intestines or a pregnant woman's uterus may tear.
The complications of other kinds of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome depend on the type. These complications can include: