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Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS)

( Previously known as Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) and Ehlers-Danlos Type III (EDS-III) )


Professor Jaime F. Bravo , MD


My book has crossed boundaries.

Presentation of the book and Discussion about

Dysautonomia in The Bahamas

( 115,000 visits on the first day with subtitles into 9 languages )


Folic Acid Information

Folic acid deficiency as a possible cause of hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos




I have published THE first EDITION OF MY book about

Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos, Dysautonomia and

 Fibromyalgia.  For now the book is only in spanish and available for

purchase at the doctor´s practice (+569 4508 9405)


The SECOND EDITION (also in spanish), that includes a chapter about

 the importance of FOLIC ACID, is available for International

 purchases by

clicking here


My great friend and colleague, Professor Doctor Rodney Grahame, the greatest exponent on the subject of Ehlers-Danlos worldwide, congratulated me from London, England. He sent me greetings and he wrote the following regarding the book´s launch : " Dear Jaime, I hope you are doing well. Thank you for sending me a copy of your wonderful new book and your additional research. Given my current medical condition, I would be very interested in learning more about the benefits of folic acid and its impact on EDS and osteoporosis. . UNTIL NEXT TIME"

Antonio Bulbena, Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Psychiatry Department at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Thanks Jaime!!!! Learning from teachers like you and from shrewd and

simple patients is my illusion and daily curiosity.
Receive my hug of gratitude and my congratulations on the success of

the presentation and launch of your book.



I have determined not to continue using the Ehlers-Danlos type III diagnosis, but to use the new official classification of this syndrome, Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, to avoid problems for my patients, especially those from other countries (Europe and North America) causing confusion in the type of diagnosis.

My clinical experience of more than 9000 patients, and in my work of 2300 patients, presented at the First International Symposium of Ehlers-Danlos, in September 2012, in Ghent, Belgium, with a confirmed diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos, found that 51% were NOT hypermobile (Beighton Score equal to or less than 4/9) led me to use the name SED-III throughout my publications








Links to other sites



   Classic Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

   (Ehlers-Danlos Type I-II)

   When to suspect Ehlers Danlos type



  Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

   (EDS Type IV)









Fibromyalgia in the 21st Century

Fibromyalgia and the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome


Professor  Jaime F. Bravo, MD

Rheumatology    Joint Hipermobility / Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome    Osteoporosis     Dysautonomia    Fibromyalgia

Professor of Medicine, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Rheumatology Departament, San Juan de Dios  Hospital, Santiago, Chile

Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA.





Recent Articles


Folic Acid Information

Fibromyalgia in the 21st Century

Fibromyalgia and the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome


Updated, interesting and highlighted new texts

For patients, parents or tutors, teachers and physicians





Thoughts about Ehlers-Danlos and Dysautonomia



Information on hypermobility (Ehlers-Danlos) and Dysautonomia,

for parents and professors





Formative Course

Formative Course for health professionals about the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, held at the University of París-Est-Créteil, France

For more information, Click here.



Prof. Bravo is a member of an International Group of 83 physicians from 14 countries, all with different specialization areas, but all interested in the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.  Their objective is to update and/or reclassify the diagnostic criteria and treatment of the different Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes.  During the year, ...

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Participation in Medical Congresses




II Escuela Internacional ANSEDH

Síndromes de Ehlers-Danlos

Málaga, Spain, November 9th and 10th, 2018.


Faculty members of the congress Prof. Bulbena, Carolina Baeza-Velasco and

Prof. Hamonet. Prof. Grahame and Prof. Bravo were exposing at the time.


Prof. Bravo presented a paper about the Diagnosis and Treatment

of Dysautonomias in EhlersDanlos.











IV Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome International Colloqium

Paris, France, March 17th, 2018


Professors Bravo, Hamonet (Fr), Grahame (UK) and Amoretti (Fr)



Quite a good turn out!!!!





Prof. Bravo participated in the IV International Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Colloquium, held in Paris.  He presented a poster that comprised 2300 EDS patients, of which, using the new 2017 EDS INTERNATIONAL Criteria, 63% were not hypermobile.









Professors Bulbena, Bravo, Baeza-Velasco, Hamonet, Henderson and Grahame



        Professor Bravo dictated a practical class on the Diagnosis of the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.







III Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome International Colloqium

Paris, France, March 24th-25th, 2017

III Colloque Syndrome d'Ehlers-Danlos, Paris, France, 24 et 25 Mars 2017


Tour Eiffel Iluminated. Prof. Jaime Bravo presenting a poster of his work.

For the third consecutive year, Prof. Bravo was invited to participate in the III Ehlers-Danlos International Colloquium, held once again in Paris. On March the 24th, he coordinated the pre-Colloquium round table, and on the following day he participated in the Meeting and presented a poster showing his theory about the visual signs that permit to suspect the early diagnosis of EDS-III ...










American College of Rheumatology

Washington D.C., USA. November 12 -16, 2016.



Hipermobility Study Group, 2016



Prof. Bravo participated in the ACRs 2016  Annual Meeting held in Washington D.C.  Once again the Joint Hypermobility Study Group came together, and Dr. Bravo, alongside Dr. Gall, were co-convenors.  In this opportunity ......







II International Congress

Ehlers-Danlos and Hypermobility Syndrome

Barcelona Spain, October 7th and 8th, 2016

Dña. Josefa Lopez. Presidenta Asociación del Síndrome de Ehlers-Danlos e Hiperlaxitud (ANSEDH)

Inaugural table of the Congress, presided by Mrs. Josefa Lopez. 

 President of the Ehlers - Danlos and  Hypermobility Syndrome Association (ANSEDH)


Recently, Prof. Bravo participated in the II International Congress about Ehlers - Danlos and  Hypermobility, held in Barcelona, Spain. This time he presented a speech about the Examining a Joint Hypermobility Patient ...

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome International Colloquium

Paris, France, March 19th, 2016

Colloque Syndrome d'Ehlers-Danlos,  Paris,  France,  March 19th  2016.

Marco Castori     Carolina Baeza-Velasco      Jaime Bravo

Notre Dame, Paris, France


Prof. Bravo was  invited to participate in the second Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome International Colloquium held at the Creteil University in Paris, France. In this opportunity he presented a poster explaining his Visual Aids for a better Diagnose of the Ehlers-Danlos type III Syndrome, where with the help of the pictures he has gathered during the last 17 years of study, he shows how vital the visual aid can be ... ....




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Private Office

Dr. Bravo serves in his private office on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons, and Friday mornings. Given his concern about Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and early diagnosis, Dr. Bravo now also sees hypermobile children from 5 years old.

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