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What is Cushing's symphalangism?

What is Cushing's symphalangism?

  • Cushing's symphalangism: A rare syndrome characterized by deafness and the fusion of joints in the middle of fingers and toes as well as fusion of hand and foot bones.

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

Cushing's symphalangism: Introduction

Types of Cushing's symphalangism:

Broader types of Cushing's symphalangism:

How serious is Cushing's symphalangism?

Complications of Cushing's symphalangism: see complications of Cushing's symphalangism

What causes Cushing's symphalangism?

Causes of Cushing's symphalangism: see causes of Cushing's symphalangism

What are the symptoms of Cushing's symphalangism?

Symptoms of Cushing's symphalangism: see symptoms of Cushing's symphalangism

Complications of Cushing's symphalangism: see complications of Cushing's symphalangism

Cushing's symphalangism: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Cushing's symphalangism.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Cushing's symphalangism.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Cushing's symphalangism: Endocrinologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Cushing's symphalangism.
Treatments for Cushing's symphalangism: see treatments for Cushing's symphalangism

Name and Aliases of Cushing's symphalangism

Main name of condition: Cushing's symphalangism

Other names or spellings for Cushing's symphalangism:

Strasburger-Hawkins-Eldridge syndrome, Strasburger-Hawkins-Eldridge-Hargrave-McKusick syndrome, Symphalangism, Cushing type, Symphalangism familial proximal, Vessel syndrome, symphalangism, proximal, hereditary absence of the proximal interphalangeal joints, Vessel's syndrome, Hereditary absence of proximal interphalangeal joints

Cushing's proximal symphalangism Source - Diseases Database

Hereditary absence of proximal interphalangeal joints, Strasburger-Hawkins-Eldridge syndrome, Strasburger-Hawkins-Eldridge-Hargrave-McKusick syndrome, Vesselís syndrome, Strasburger-Hawkins-Eldridge-Hargrave-McKusick syndrome, Vesselís syndrome, Hereditary absence of proximal interphalangeal joints, Vesselís syndrome, Hereditary absence of proximal interphalangeal joints, Strasburger-Hawkins-Eldridge syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Cushing's symphalangism: Related Conditions

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