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What is Melhem-Fahl syndrome?

What is Melhem-Fahl syndrome?

  • Melhem-Fahl syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by an abnormal number of ribs and vertebrae.

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

Melhem-Fahl syndrome: Introduction

Types of Melhem-Fahl syndrome:

Broader types of Melhem-Fahl syndrome:

What causes Melhem-Fahl syndrome?

Causes of Melhem-Fahl syndrome: see causes of Melhem-Fahl syndrome

What are the symptoms of Melhem-Fahl syndrome?

Symptoms of Melhem-Fahl syndrome: see symptoms of Melhem-Fahl syndrome

Melhem-Fahl syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Melhem-Fahl syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Melhem-Fahl syndrome: Neonatologist, Pediatrician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Melhem-Fahl syndrome.
Treatments for Melhem-Fahl syndrome: see treatments for Melhem-Fahl syndrome

Name and Aliases of Melhem-Fahl syndrome

Main name of condition: Melhem-Fahl syndrome

Other names or spellings for Melhem-Fahl syndrome:

Fifteen dorsal vertebrae and rib pairs

Fifteen dorsal vertebrae and rib pairs
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Melhem-Fahl syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Melhem-Fahl syndrome:

 

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