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CAMFAK syndrome

CAMFAK syndrome: Introduction

CAMFAK syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by cataracts, small head, failure to thrive and spinal curvature. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of CAMFAK syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of CAMFAK syndrome

Treatments for CAMFAK syndrome

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CAMFAK syndrome: Related Patient Stories

CAMFAK syndrome: Complications

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Causes of CAMFAK syndrome

  • Long-term exposure to ultraviolet light
  • Exposure to radiation
  • Secondary effects of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and advanced age, or trauma (possibly much earlier)
  • Genetic factors are often a cause of congenital cataracts and positive family history may also play a role in predisposing someone to cataracts at an earlier age
  • Eye injury or physical trauma
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CAMFAK syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and CAMFAK syndrome

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Prognosis for CAMFAK syndrome

Prognosis for CAMFAK syndrome: death can occur during the first decade of life

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Definitions of CAMFAK syndrome:

Cataracts, microcephaly, short stature, mental retardation, kyphoscoliosis, and joint contractures. Considered an early form of Cockayne syndrome. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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

 

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