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Cowden's syndrome

Cowden's syndrome: Introduction

Cowden's syndrome: A rare hereditary condition characterized by multiple noncancerous nodules called hamartomas. Sufferers also face an increased risk of particular cancers. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Cowden's syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Cowden's syndrome

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Cowden's syndrome: Deaths

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Cowden's syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Cowden's syndrome

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Cowden's syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Cowden's syndrome

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Definitions of Cowden's syndrome:

A hereditary disease characterized by multiple ectodermal, mesodermal, and endodermal nevoid and neoplastic anomalies. Papules of the face and oral mucosa are the most characteristic lesion. Other changes occur in the skin, in the thyroid, the breast, the gastrointestinal system, and the nervous system. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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

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More information about Cowden's syndrome

  1. Cowden's syndrome: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Deaths
  9. Complications
 

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