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Mowat-Wilson syndrome

Mowat-Wilson syndrome: Introduction

Mowat-Wilson syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, a small head, characteristic facial appearance and various other abnormalities. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Mowat-Wilson syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Mowat-Wilson syndrome

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Mowat-Wilson syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Mowat-Wilson syndrome

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Mowat-Wilson syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Mowat-Wilson syndrome

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause...read more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or ...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff...read more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion...read more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for...read more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as ...read more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine...read more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Mowat-Wilson syndrome

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Mowat-Wilson syndrome: Rare Types

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Mowat-Wilson syndrome: Animations

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Definitions of 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

 

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