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What is Meckel syndrome type 2?

What is Meckel syndrome type 2?

  • Meckel syndrome type 2: A very rare lethal syndrome characterized mainly by kidney and liver abnormalities, extra fingers and a gap in the back of the skull through which some brain matter protrudes.

Meckel syndrome type 2 is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Meckel syndrome type 2, or a subtype of Meckel syndrome type 2, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Meckel syndrome type 2: Introduction

Types of Meckel syndrome type 2:

Broader types of Meckel syndrome type 2:

What causes Meckel syndrome type 2?

Causes of Meckel syndrome type 2: see causes of Meckel syndrome type 2

What are the symptoms of Meckel syndrome type 2?

Symptoms of Meckel syndrome type 2: see symptoms of Meckel syndrome type 2

Meckel syndrome type 2: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Meckel syndrome type 2.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Meckel syndrome type 2.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Meckel syndrome type 2: Neonatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Meckel syndrome type 2.
Treatments for Meckel syndrome type 2: see treatments for Meckel syndrome type 2

Name and Aliases of Meckel syndrome type 2

Main name of condition: Meckel syndrome type 2

Other names or spellings for Meckel syndrome type 2:

Meckel-Gruber syndrome, type 2, MKS2

MKS2
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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