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What is Moloney syndrome?

What is Moloney syndrome?

  • Moloney syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by wasting of the choroids in the eye and sparse, fine hair. The choroid is a layer of blood vessels that lies between the retina and the sclera and delivers blood to the back of the eye.

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

Moloney syndrome: Introduction

Types of Moloney syndrome:

Broader types of Moloney syndrome:

What causes Moloney syndrome?

Causes of Moloney syndrome: see causes of Moloney syndrome

What are the symptoms of Moloney syndrome?

Symptoms of Moloney syndrome: see symptoms of Moloney syndrome

Moloney syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Moloney syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Moloney syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Moloney syndrome: Ophthalmologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Moloney syndrome.
Treatments for Moloney syndrome: see treatments for Moloney syndrome

Name and Aliases of Moloney syndrome

Main name of condition: Moloney syndrome

Other names or spellings for Moloney syndrome:

Choroidal atrophy [alopecia], Choroidal atrophy alopecia, Fine hair, absent/decreased lashes, absent/decreased eyebrows, visual loss-mild/suspected, dysplastic/thick/grooved toenails and fingernails, Regional choroidal atrophy and alopecia

Choroidal atrophy alopecia, Fine hair, absent/decreased lashes, absent/decreased eyebrows, visual loss-mild/suspected, dysplastic/thick/grooved toenails and fingernails, Regional choroidal atrophy and alopecia
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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