GOMBO syndrome: Introduction
GOMBO syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by retarded growth, eye abnormalities, short fingers and mental deficiency (oligophrenia).
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causes, and treatments of GOMBO syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of GOMBO syndrome
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GOMBO syndrome: Complications
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Causes of GOMBO syndrome
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Disease Topics Related To GOMBO syndrome
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GOMBO syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and GOMBO syndrome
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause...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...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...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...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can...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 causing a...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...read more »
Interstitial cystitis an under-diagnosed bladder condition: The medical
condition of interstitial cystitic is a bladder condition that can be
misdiagnosed as various...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often...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 occur in post-concussion syndrome and these...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children.
See misdiagnosis of...read more »
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Definitions of GOMBO syndrome:
A syndrome of severe microcephaly, microphthalmia, prominent nose, mandibular overgrowth, dental anomalies, brachydactyly with clinodactyly V, delayed growth and puberty, abnormal dermatoglyphics, premature aging of the skin, and severe mental retardation. There are indications in later findings that Myhre and GOMBO syndromes are the same entity (Myhre-GOMBO syndrome.)
- (Source - Diseases Database)
GOMBO syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that GOMBO syndrome, or a subtype of GOMBO 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 GOMBO syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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