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What is Marden-Walker-like syndrome?

What is Marden-Walker-like syndrome?

  • Marden-Walker-like syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by long, thin fingers, contractures from birth and narrow eye slits.

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

Marden-Walker-like syndrome: Introduction

Types of Marden-Walker-like syndrome:

Broader types of Marden-Walker-like syndrome:

What causes Marden-Walker-like syndrome?

Causes of Marden-Walker-like syndrome: see causes of Marden-Walker-like syndrome

What are the symptoms of Marden-Walker-like syndrome?

Symptoms of Marden-Walker-like syndrome: see symptoms of Marden-Walker-like syndrome

Marden-Walker-like syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Marden-Walker-like syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Marden-Walker-like syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Marden-Walker-like syndrome: Neonatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Marden-Walker-like syndrome.
Treatments for Marden-Walker-like syndrome: see treatments for Marden-Walker-like syndrome

Name and Aliases of Marden-Walker-like syndrome

Main name of condition: Marden-Walker-like syndrome

Other names or spellings for Marden-Walker-like syndrome:

Marden-Walker-like syndrome without psychomotor retardation, blepharophimosis, arachnodactyly, and congenital contractures, Van Den Ende-Gupta syndrome, VDEGS

Blepharophimosis, arachnodactyly, and congenital contractures, Marden Walker like syndrome without psychomotor retardation, VDEGS, Van den Ende Gupta syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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