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What is Akesson syndrome?

What is Akesson syndrome?

  • Akesson syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized by excessive skin folds and furrows on the scalp, mental retardation the failure of the thyroid to develop.
  • Akesson syndrome: Cutis verticis gyrata, hypoplastic thyroid disease and mental retardation.
    Source - Diseases Database

Akesson syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Akesson syndrome, or a subtype of Akesson syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Akesson syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Akesson syndrome: Introduction

Types of Akesson syndrome:

Broader types of Akesson syndrome:

How serious is Akesson syndrome?

Complications of Akesson syndrome: see complications of Akesson syndrome

What causes Akesson syndrome?

Causes of Akesson syndrome: see causes of Akesson syndrome

What are the symptoms of Akesson syndrome?

Symptoms of Akesson syndrome: see symptoms of Akesson syndrome

Complications of Akesson syndrome: see complications of Akesson syndrome

Akesson syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Akesson syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Akesson syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Akesson syndrome: Neonatologist, Pediatrician, Endocrinologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Akesson syndrome.
Treatments for Akesson syndrome: see treatments for Akesson syndrome

Name and Aliases of Akesson syndrome

Main name of condition: Akesson syndrome

Other names or spellings for Akesson syndrome:

Cutis verticis gyrata-thyroid aplasia-mental retardation syndrome, Cutis verticis gyrata, thyroaplasia and mental deficiency syndrome

Cutis verticis gyrata, thyroid aplasia, and mental retardation Source - Diseases Database

Cutis verticis gyrata, thyroaplasia and mental deficiency syndrome, Cutis verticis gyrata-thyroid aplasia-mental retardation syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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