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What is Mowat-Wilson syndrome?

What is Mowat-Wilson syndrome?

  • Mowat-Wilson syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, a small head, characteristic facial appearance and various other abnormalities.
  • Mowat-Wilson syndrome: Hirschsprung disease (megacolon due to agangliosis) associated with microcephaly, mental retardation, short stature, and facial dysmorphism.
    Source - Diseases Database

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

Mowat-Wilson syndrome: Introduction

Types of Mowat-Wilson syndrome:

Broader types of Mowat-Wilson syndrome:

How serious is Mowat-Wilson syndrome?

Complications of Mowat-Wilson syndrome: see complications of Mowat-Wilson syndrome

What causes Mowat-Wilson syndrome?

Causes of Mowat-Wilson syndrome: see causes of Mowat-Wilson syndrome

What are the symptoms of Mowat-Wilson syndrome?

Symptoms of Mowat-Wilson syndrome: see symptoms of Mowat-Wilson syndrome

Complications of Mowat-Wilson syndrome: see complications of Mowat-Wilson syndrome

Mowat-Wilson syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mowat-Wilson syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mowat-Wilson syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Mowat-Wilson syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Mowat-Wilson syndrome.
Treatments for Mowat-Wilson syndrome: see treatments for Mowat-Wilson syndrome

Name and Aliases of Mowat-Wilson syndrome

Main name of condition: Mowat-Wilson syndrome

Other names or spellings for Mowat-Wilson syndrome:

Hirschsprung disease - mental retardation, Hirschsprung disease [intellectual deficit], microcephaly, mental retardation and distinct facial features, with or without Hirschsprung disease, Mental retardation, microcephaly, and distinct facial features with or without Hirschsprung disease, Hirschsprung disease mental retardation syndrome

Hischsprung disease-microcephaly-mental retardation syndrome Source - Diseases Database

Hirschsprung disease mental retardation syndrome, Mental retardation, microcephaly, and distinct facial features with or without Hirschsprung disease
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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