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Floating Harbor Syndrome

Floating Harbor Syndrome: Introduction

Floating Harbor Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by growth deficiency, typical facial appearance and speech delay. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Floating Harbor Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Floating Harbor Syndrome

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Floating Harbor Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Floating Harbor Syndrome

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Floating Harbor Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Floating Harbor Syndrome

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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...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to...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...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 of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI),...read more »

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Floating Harbor Syndrome: Rare Types

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Definitions of Floating Harbor Syndrome:

A triad of short stature, speech and psychomotor development delay, and facial anomalies. The original cases were reported at the Boston Floating Hospital and Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, California, hence the name Floating-Harbor syndrome. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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

 

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