Bardet-Biedl Syndrome: Introduction
Bardet-Biedl Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by mental retardation, obesity, polydactyly and retinal pigmentation as well as other abnormalities.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
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symptoms of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Bardet-Biedl Syndrome:
- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Child General Health: Home Testing
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Bardet-Biedl Syndrome: Complications
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Causes of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
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Disease Topics Related To Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
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Less Common Symptoms of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
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occasional symptoms of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
Bardet-Biedl Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even...read more »
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as a stroke...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment...read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those...read more »
MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
This is particularly true...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return.
A variety of symptoms can...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical...read more »
Misdiagnosed weight-related causes of infertility: A woman's weight status
can affect her level of fertility.
Although obesity or overweight can in themselves reduce...read more »
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Bardet-Biedl Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
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Bardet-Biedl Syndrome: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
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Research about Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
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Clinical Trials for Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Bardet-Biedl Syndrome include:
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Statistics for Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
Bardet-Biedl Syndrome: Broader Related Topics
Types of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
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Definitions of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome:
A syndrome characterized mainly by obesity, pigmentary retinopathy, polydactyly, mental retardation, hypogonadism, and renal failure in fatal cases. Two forms have been identified: Bardet-Biedl syndrome 1 (BBS1) has no linkage to chromosome 16 Bardet-Biedl syndrome 2 (BBS2) is mapped to markers on chromosome 16. Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome and Laurence-Moon-Biedl-Bardet syndrome are no longer considered as valid terms in that patients of Laurence and Moon had paraplegia but no polydactyly and obesity which are the key elements of the Bardet-Biedl the syndrome. Laurence-Moon syndrome is a separate entity.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Bardet-Biedl Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, or a subtype of Bardet-Biedl 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 Bardet-Biedl Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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