ICF syndrome: Introduction
ICF syndrome: A very rare, recessively inherited syndrome characterized mainly by a weak immune system and facial anomalies.
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causes, and treatments of ICF syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of ICF syndrome
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Treatments for ICF syndrome
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Wrongly Diagnosed with ICF syndrome?
ICF syndrome: Complications
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Causes of ICF syndrome
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causes of ICF syndrome
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Less Common Symptoms of ICF syndrome
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ICF syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and ICF syndrome
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms.
Although the most common...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 suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous...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 various medical conditions,
such as a stroke or Alzheimer's...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
(it can, of course, also fail to 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 test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood...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 mild concussion diagnosis.
The condition goes by the name of ...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), for which the...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia (such as Alzheimer's...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...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...read more »
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ICF syndrome: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for ICF syndrome
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Prevention of ICF syndrome
Prevention information for ICF syndrome has been compiled from various data sources
and may be inaccurate or incomplete.
None of these methods guarantee prevention of ICF syndrome.
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Statistics for ICF syndrome
ICF syndrome: Broader Related Topics
Types of ICF syndrome
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Definitions of ICF syndrome:
Variable immunodeficiency with centromeric instability of chromosomes 1, 9, 16 and, less frequently, chromosome 2. Manifestations vary and most common symptoms include facial dysmorphism, mental retardation and prolonged respiratory, cutaneous, and gastrointestinal infections.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
ICF syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that ICF syndrome, or a subtype of ICF 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 ICF syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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