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What is Apparent mineralocorticoid excess?

What is Apparent mineralocorticoid excess?

  • Apparent mineralocorticoid excess: A form of inherited high blood pressure that starts during early childhood. The condition results from a genetic defect which causes impaired metabolism of cortisol.

Apparent mineralocorticoid excess is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Apparent mineralocorticoid excess, or a subtype of Apparent mineralocorticoid excess, 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 Apparent mineralocorticoid excess as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Apparent mineralocorticoid excess: Introduction

Types of Apparent mineralocorticoid excess:

Broader types of Apparent mineralocorticoid excess:

How serious is Apparent mineralocorticoid excess?

Prognosis of Apparent mineralocorticoid excess: The prognosis varies depending on the level of adherence to treatment measures. Even with treatment, the prognosis may be poor in some cases and death can result within years of diagnosis.
Complications of Apparent mineralocorticoid excess: see complications of Apparent mineralocorticoid excess

What causes Apparent mineralocorticoid excess?

Causes of Apparent mineralocorticoid excess: see causes of Apparent mineralocorticoid excess

What are the symptoms of Apparent mineralocorticoid excess?

Symptoms of Apparent mineralocorticoid excess: see symptoms of Apparent mineralocorticoid excess

Complications of Apparent mineralocorticoid excess: see complications of Apparent mineralocorticoid excess

Onset of Apparent mineralocorticoid excess: infancy

Apparent mineralocorticoid excess: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Apparent mineralocorticoid excess.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Apparent mineralocorticoid excess.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Apparent mineralocorticoid excess: Medical Geneticist, Endocrinologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Apparent mineralocorticoid excess.
Treatments for Apparent mineralocorticoid excess: see treatments for Apparent mineralocorticoid excess
Research for Apparent mineralocorticoid excess: see research for Apparent mineralocorticoid excess

Name and Aliases of Apparent mineralocorticoid excess

Main name of condition: Apparent mineralocorticoid excess

Other names or spellings for Apparent mineralocorticoid excess:

mineralocorticoid excess, apparent, Cortisol 11-beta-ketoreductase deficiency, AME 1, AME, Ulick syndrome

11-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 deficiency, AME, AME 1, Hypertensive hypokalemia, recessive
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Apparent mineralocorticoid excess: Related Conditions

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