Jacobsen syndrome: Introduction
Jacobsen syndrome: A very rare chromosomal disorder involving the absence of a portion of chromosome 11q. The range and severity of symptoms is determined by the size of the portion that is deleted.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Jacobsen syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of Jacobsen syndrome
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Treatments for Jacobsen syndrome
- Treatment varies depending on the type and severity of symptom that develop. Most individuals have a range of medical problems which require evaluation and treatment from a range of specialists such as paediatricians, neurologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, special education teachers etc
- Surgery may be needed to correct defects or abnormalities e.g. heart defects, skull and facial abnormalities
- Access to programs and services as required e.g. physical therapy, speech therapy, educational support, social, vocational and medical services
- Various other symptomatic and supportive measures
- Genetic counseling and joining a support group is recommended
- more treatments...»
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Jacobsen syndrome: Complications
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Causes of Jacobsen syndrome
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Disease Topics Related To Jacobsen syndrome
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Jacobsen syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Jacobsen 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...read more »
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...read 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...read more »
Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder
called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women,...read more »
Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations
and rapid heartbeat.
In rare cases, this undiagnosed...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...read 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 that a condition is a heart attack,
whereas there are various less dangerous...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,...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...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 ...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...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...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 ...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...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...read more »
Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often
misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in...read more »
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Jacobsen syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Jacobsen syndrome: Rare Types
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Prognosis for Jacobsen syndrome
Prognosis for Jacobsen syndrome:
The prognosis varies somewhat depending on the type and severity of symptoms that develop. Roughly a quarter of cases result in death within the first months of life due to heart or breathing problems. Survivors tend to have retarded growth, small heads and mental retardation. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment can improve prognosis and quality of life.
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Definitions of Jacobsen syndrome:
Deletion of the long arm of chromosome 11 with retarded growth and psychomotor development, trigonocephaly, strabismus, short and broad nose with anteverted nostrils, epicanthus, telecanthus, malformed ears, "carp mouth", camptodactyly, and thrombocytopenia.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Jacobsen syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Jacobsen syndrome, or a subtype of Jacobsen 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 Jacobsen syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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