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What is Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy?

What is Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy?

  • Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy: A rare genetic disorder where the body fails to recognize and respond to the parathyroid hormone. The parathyroid hormone is involved in controlling the blood levels of calcium and phosphate.
  • Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy: Originally reported as a hypocalcemic syndrome similar to hypoparathyroidism, but with renal and skeletal resistance to parathyroid hormone (PTH) and designated as "pseudohypoparathyroidism." Albright later defined a normocalcemic variant which he termed "pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism." Two separate forms of pseudohypoparathyroidism are recognized. Type I in which there is no increase in the urinary excretion of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) and phosphate in response to parathyroid hormone (PTH). Type II in which there is a response to PTH, but without phosphate diuresis. The erythrocytes of some patients with type I contain a defective receptor-cyclase coupling protein (stimulatory guanine nucleoside-binding protein, or GS) which is responsible for coupling the cellular receptor that binds parathyroid hormone (PTH) and is involved with the formation and release of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). This variant has been designated as "pseudohypoparathyroidism type Ia." The syndrome is associated with mental deficiency, dystrophic bone lesions, short stature, and other defects.
    Source - Diseases Database

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

Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy: Introduction

Types of Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy:

Broader types of Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy:

How serious is Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy?

Complications of Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy: see complications of Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy

What causes Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy?

Causes of Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy: see causes of Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy

What are the symptoms of Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy?

Symptoms of Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy: see symptoms of Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy

Complications of Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy: see complications of Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy

Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy.
Treatments for Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy: see treatments for Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy
Research for Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy: see research for Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy

Name and Aliases of Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy

Main name of condition: Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy

Other names or spellings for Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy:

AHO, Albright hereditary osteodystrophy

Seabright Bantam syndrome, Pseudohypoparathyroidism type 1a Source - Diseases Database

AHO, Albright hereditary osteodystrophy
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy: Related Conditions

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