Moloney syndrome: Introduction
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.
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causes, and treatments of Moloney syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of Moloney syndrome
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symptoms of Moloney syndrome
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Causes of Moloney syndrome
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Moloney syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Moloney syndrome
Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of
extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed
as alopecia totalis.
Researchers estimate that about 1 per 100...read more »
Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average
percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in African Americans.
Some of the...read more »
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Definitions of Moloney syndrome:
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
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