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Holt-Oram Syndrome

Holt-Oram Syndrome: Introduction

Holt-Oram Syndrome: A rare inherited disorder characterized by hand, arm and heart abnormalities. Bone abnormalities usually affect the left arm more than the right and occasionally only one arm and/or hand is affected. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Holt-Oram Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Holt-Oram Syndrome

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Holt-Oram Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Holt-Oram Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Holt-Oram Syndrome

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Holt-Oram Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Holt-Oram Syndrome

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed heart attack, or more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned 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" more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely more »

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Holt-Oram Syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Holt-Oram Syndrome

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Definitions of Holt-Oram Syndrome:

Characterized by malformations of bones of the thumbs, hands and forearms and/or abnormalities of the heart; in many infants, the thumbs and wrists may be absent, underdeveloped or have an extra bone; scapulae, clavicles, and/or other bones may also be abnormal. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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


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